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Diversity Events Spring 2019

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Upcoming Diversity

and Inclusion Events

Several events celebrating diversity and inclusion are scheduled across the university’s campuses. Events are free and open to the public unless indicated otherwise.


OU-Tulsa Campus Climate Survey is out for participation

The 2019 OU-Tulsa Campus Climate Survey will assist in creating a strategic plan for diversity and inclusive initiatives on the OU-Tulsa campus and clinics. This survey is completely anonymous and voluntary. The survey is open to members of the OU-Tulsa community. OU-Tulsa is also sponsoring a Pledge for Equity campaign. For more information visit OU-Tulsa Pledge for Equity.


OU HSC Black History Month Book Drive

OU Health Sciences Center will be collecting new or gently used books for Pre-K through 5th grade until Feb. 28. Books may be dropped off on the 2nd floor of the Bird Library or the 1st floor of the HSC Student Union. All donations will benefit Edwards Elementary.


“How to be an Antiracist” starting at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Norman

Ibram X. Kendi, The New York Times best-selling author, professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”  Hosted by the OU College of Arts and Sciences and Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies. For accommodations, email


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“Racism: Perspectives on Racial Inequity,” noon, Dodson Lounge, Price Hall, Norman

George Henderson, emeritus professor of human relations, and Lillian Miller, assistant dean of OU University College. Sponsored by the Price College of Business Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information or accommodations, contact the office at

“South Asians on the U.S. Screen: Just Like Everyone Else?” 2 p.m., 906 Dale Hall Tower, Norman

Bhoomi K. Thakore, visiting scholar and chair of the sociology department at Elmhurst College. Sponsored by OU College of Arts and Sciences and Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies. For accommodations, contact the OU Department of Sociology at (405) 325-1751.

“Indigenous Lands: The Cultural Significance of Land Acknowledgement Statements,” 4 p.m., Scholars Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union, Norman

Heather Shotton, Ph.D., associate professor of OU Native American Studies. Sponsored by the Office of University Community. For more information or accommodations, contact the office at or

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“A Night Around the World,” 4:30 p.m., DLB Student Union First Floor, OUHSC. Free food, give-aways and fun. Sponsored by the AAPSA, AASA, HASA ISO, MHPSA, NASA and OKCSSA


A free screening of the film “Green Book” will take place at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight on Friday, Feb. 22, in Meacham Auditorium, OMU, Norman

Nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA and SAG awards, among others, it is the story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.


Lift Every Voice and Sing! OU Chorale Concert, 3 p.m., Sharp Concert Hall, Norman

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Popcorn and Speeches, 11 a.m., Innovation Commons, OU-Tulsa

Come and go and enjoy popcorn and essential civil rights speeches. For any questions, comments or concerns contact


Greenwood Cultural Center Guided Tours, 11 a.m. and noon. OU-Tulsa

Join the Equity Coalition for free guided tours of the Greenwood Cultural Center. RSVP: FIRST TOUR (11am - 12pm) SECOND TOUR (12-1pm). For any questions, comments or concerns contact

Lunch and Learn, noon, DLB Student Union Room 262, OUHSC

HSC African American Student Association (AASA) is hosting a Lunch & Learn with a free screening of the CBS Sunday Morning documentary "Blackface: a cultural history of a racist art form" followed by a discussion. Free lunch to the first 30 people in attendance. All are invited. For more information, contact OUHSC Student Affaris at (405) 325-2416.

OU-Tulsa Library Book Cart

Enjoy coffee and books on Black history and inclusivity. For any questions, comments or concerns contact


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Bites of Knowledge with Guest Speaker Dr. Deirdra Terrell

Join guest speaker, Dr. Deidra on at 12 p.m. in the Library Faculty Atrium. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.