Inclusion & Diversity in Arkansas

Celebrating Inclusion & DiversityInclusion Includes You: 2019 Kick-Off

A variety of events starting this September will kickoff the University of Arkansas campaign “Inclusion Includes You.” You can look forward to entertainment and academic events that will help the campus community celebrate and support diversity.





 September 4 - 7

Annual Technical Conference of the National Association of Black Geoscientists
The Dept. of Geosciences and Environmental Dynamics Program is hosting the Annual Technical Conference of the National Association of Black Geoscientists at the Graduate Hotel on the Fayetteville Square. Over 100 professionals from the national geoscience workforce and university students from across the United States convene on Wednesday, September 4 to Saturday, September 7 for the annual research conference of the organization. They are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the University of Arkansas' first hosting of this meeting in 2009.

Tuesday, September 17

"Becoming a Student Ready University: Achieving Equity in Student Learning and Success” 

Workshop Led By: Tia Brown McNair, the VP for Diversity, Equity and Student Success for AAC&U
Location: Arkansas Union Ballroom
Time: Either 9am-noon OR 1pm-4pm with lunch served to all from noon to 1pm

All faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students are invited.
Register on HogSync

Thursday, September 19

"The Everyday Bullying and Harm of Identity-Based Microaggressions:  Recognizing and Intervening"

By: Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann -- University of North Texas
Location: Reynolds Center Auditorium
Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Microaggressions are commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward persons based on their demographic identities.

This interactive workshop will define and provide examples of microaggressions, beginning with showing Dr. Niemann’s nationally noted video, Microaggressions in the Classroom and will describe psychological consequences of this type of identity-based psychological harm and bullying.  Engaging the participants, she will discuss additional examples of and potential responses to everyday microaggressions.

In this session, participants will:

-          recognize microaggressions;

-          understand how microaggressions are part of everyday bullying;

-          have knowledge of the psychological consequences of microaggressions;

-          practice responding to microaggressions.


Thursday, September 19

Pryor Center Presents: A Symposium on the Elaine Massacre 

Location: One Central Street -- Fayetteville Square
All-Day Event



September 19 - 22

Attracting Intelligent Minds (AIM) Conference

AIM is a conference for underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree. AIM is hosted by the Graduate School and International Education and the Black Graduate Student Association.

Wednesday, September 25

Lunch time Party With A Purpose

Join us for music, food, drinks and fun!
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Location: Front of Arkansas Union


About the annual event
This celebration is organized by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, the IDEALS Institute, and the Office of University Advancement with contributions by volunteers from units across the U of A campus.