*If you know of any other Justice, Diversity, Equity, or Inclusion events occurring on campus, please contact the Center for University Access and Inclusion
Diversity Commissions Meetings
Note: Meetings are a mix of in person and virtual through Zoom. Please visit the commission’s website to see how they are meeting.
Applied Indigenous Studies Events
*Please visit the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies events website for a full listing of events
Dr. Lomayumtewa C. Ishii (Hopi) Celebration of Life Event, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2pm-4pm, Native American Cultural Center, bldg. 14 or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 826 5105 6726, Password: 265662) Accordion Closed
The Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University lost one of our own recently when Dr. Lomayumtewa C. Ishii (Hopi) passed on last week. Dr. Ishii received his appointment in the Applied Indigenous Studies Department at Northern Arizona University in 2004 and specialized in Native American history and historiography, the American West, and borderlands, until he retired from NAU in June 2020 to pursue other interests. Dr. Lomayumtewa Ishii was a multi-talented person, and a bright light in the world who will be remembered by former students, as well as colleagues and friends at Northern Arizona University, and throughout the Northern Arizona region. The Department of Applied Indigenous Studies will host a Celebration of Life event Saturday, October 16, from 2-4 p.m., at the Native American Cultural Center at Northern Arizona University. Those who would like to attend remotely are invited to join in by Zoom.
Disability Pride and Heritage Month
The month of October is Disability Pride and Heritage Month. Please visit the Disability Pride and Heritage Month events website to learn more about individual events sponsored by the Comission on Disability Access and Design, NAU4ALL, TASH, and the Institute for Human Development.
This year join us for a mix of in person and virtual events. Please check out and share the DPHM event poster.
Ethnic Studies Events
*Please visit the Department of Ethnic Studies events website for a full listing of upcoming events
Before Roe: Abortion in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands, Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 pm, Liberal Arts 18. Accordion Closed
Join us for an examination of how abortion policy in two countries was shaped by activism in the 1960s and ‘70s.University of Iowa Professor Lina-Maria Murillo examines the history of American women crossing into Mexico to obtain an abortion at a time when they were illegal in both countries and how that shaped the reproductive rights debate in the US. This event is free and open to the public. Please email Zac Ziegler with any questions and if you would like to register as an online attendee.
Native American Cultural Center Events
*Please visit the Native American Cultural Center events website for a full listing of upcoming events
Elders Program Skills Workshop with Viki Blackgoat, Tuesday Oct. 26, 2:30pm-4:00pm, NACC bldg. 14 Accordion Closed
Join Elder Viki Blackgoat to learn about the art of Rag Rugs. Viki will provide a Historical sketch and reasons she chose this type of weaving. Lessons will include setting up the loom and warping. Select colors and prepare (strip out) weaving fabric. Begin Rag rug weaving instruction. RSVP for materials and a lunch!
Elder Program Centering Circle with Lorenzo Max, Thursday Oct. 28, 5pm-6pm, NACC bldg. 1 Accordion Closed
Join Elder Lorenzo Max on Thursday October 28 from 5pm to 6pm at the NACC for a discussion about Centering within a Navajo context. You can also attend the event virtually via Zoom Meeting ID: 839 9475 1718 Password: elders. Please note the sound and video quality may not be clear as the technology in the room is for in-person usage.
Office of Inclusion: Multicultural and LGBTQIA+ (IMQ) Student Services Events
*Please visit the IMQ Event Page for a complete listing of events
What makes you . . . YOU!, Thursday, Oct. 21, 4pm-5pm, University Union Fieldhouse 30. Accordion Closed
The Office of Inclusion (IMQ) welcomes all of the NAU community to come and join us for this event where we will be making personalized bracelets to represent who you are and your identities. We want to welcome and value everyone’s intersections. This event is open to all NAU students.
Louie’s Cupboard Coming Out Month Special Distribution, Friday, Oct. 22, 2pm-3pm, North Union (3). Accordion Closed
Join the Office of Inclusion (IMQ), Louie’s Cupboard, and Health Promotion as we celebrate Coming Out Month with a special distribution. Come and collect a grub box with ingredients to make rainbow graham cracker haunted houses while supplies last! This event is open to all NAU students.
Women’s and Gender Studies Events
*Please visit the WGS Event website for a full listing of upcoming events
Decolonizing the Academy: Local and Global Conversations, (Ongoing series), Wednesday, October 27, 3:30-4:30 AND Wednesday, November 10, 3:30-4:30 Accordion Closed
- The call for rethinking and reimaging the university as a site of knowledge production is polyvocal, with many marginalized communities seeking greater access, engagement, and representation within what has historically been an exclusive and elitist institutional location. We also examine ways to decolonize syllabi, classrooms, and the university. The presentations are intended as an invitation to open up this conversation among all stakeholders across NAU and the Flagstaff community. Sponsored by NAU Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Learn More about session topics. Register for: October 27 | November 10
The Global Engagement and Language Learning Center’s Global Film Series
- The Global Engagement and Language Learning Center’s films for the semester will celebrate award-winning films from across the globe in nine different languages. Free and open to the public. Masks required. See GELL Global Film Series event page for more information on specific dates and films.