uab community week logoUAB will celebrate its campus diversity January 25-29 with its annual Community Week. This week of free events will provide opportunities for the UAB community to learn about and appreciate each other through various programs such as lectures, discussions, films, volunteer projects and cultural events.

This year’s lineup includes a wheelchair flag football game sponsored by Disability Support Services. UAB students and employees will vie against the Lakeshore Foundation’s team at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Campus Recreation Center.

The 15th Annual UAB International Bazaar is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Hill Student Center Ballroom. The event is presented by the UAB Multicultural Council and Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs and will feature performances, informational displays and activities with a focus on cultures from around the world. A variety of free international-inspired foods will be available for sampling.

Schedule of Events

rsz 1flyer 2016Disability Support Services Wheelchair Flag Football Game
January 25th // 6pm - 8pm // UAB Campus Rec Center
UAB Disability Support Services in collaboration with Lakeshore Foundation’s Wheelchair Flag Football Team will host an actual wheelchair flag football game where UAB students, faculty or staff will have an opportunity to take on Lakeshore’s Wheelchair Flag Football team.
Sponsored by: Disability Support Services

The Hunting Ground Film & Panel
January 26th // 6pm // Hill Student Center Theater
The Hunting Ground focuses on the national epidemic of sexual violence on college and university campuses and how administrations are addressing these issues. After the film, a panel of UAB faculty and staff will be asked to share their thoughts about the film in addition to answering specific questions regarding how UAB is addressing reports of powerbased personal violence.
Sponsored by: Student Advocacy, Rights & Conduct | Student Multicultural & Diversity Program | Undergraduate Student Government Association

Reflection on Civil and Human Rights Lecture
January 26th // 3pm // Sterne Library
Distinguished professor and former UAB Vice President for Equity and Diversity will give the inaugural lecture for this series.
Sponsored by: UAB Libraries | The UAB African American Faculty Association

Annual International Bazaar
January 27th // 11am - 4pm // Hill Student Center Ballroom
In partnership with a variety of individuals and group participants, UAB’s Multicultural Council will showcase the cultural diversity inherent to our university and the greater Birmingham community. There will be informational displays, performances and activities with a focus on international representation. Please join us!
Sponsored by: UAB Multicultural Counci | Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs

Safe Zone 101 Training
January 27th // 5pm // Cahaba Room New Freshmen Residence Hall
This training provides an introduction to gender, sex and sexuality where participants learn basic terminology, campus resources, and what it means to be SafeZone certified. This training is lead by SafeZone Peer Educators and is only open to UAB undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Sponsored by: Gender & Sexuality Diversity | Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs

UAB President’s Diversity Awards Luncheon
January 28th // 11:30am // UAB National Alumni House
This annual award recognizes significant achievements of full-time faculty, staff and students toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent, and inclusive university community. Invitation Only.
Sponsored by: The Office of the President | Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | UAB Student Affairs.

How Does it Feel to be a Problem?—Panel & Discussion
January 28th // 5pm // Hill Student Center Theater
In the Fall of 2015, four University of Alabama students-A.J. James, Amanda Bennett, Elliot Spillers, and Patrick Maddoxcreated a short film addressing issues of racism and homophobia on campus. Join us for an open discussion with these four students on why they created the film, their experience during the creation of the film, and campus/community/national results of the film going viral.
Sponsored by: Gender & Sexuality Diversity | Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs

UAB Hack-A-Thon
January 30th // 8:30am - 5pm // Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The 2016 A.G. Gaston Conference will challenge UAB students to embody the entrepreneurial mindset of Dr. Gaston by pitching innovative, yet sustainable ideas to recruit, reclaim and retain millennial entrepreneurs who will live, work, play, learn and serve in Birmingham’s Historic Civil Rights District.
Sponsored by: UAB Collat School of Business