Celebrate the diversity of our UCM campus community through a week of events. Each event is designed to education and celebrate the many unique aspects of our lives.
Unity Week 2019 will be held from February 18-21.
Monday, Feb. 18 & Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 9 am - 5 pm
Union 234 (Union Cinema)
The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience. Participants walk through different rooms designed to display oppression of marginalized groups. The Tunnel of Oppression at UCM is directed, written and performed by UCM students.
Topic include but not limited too:
Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10am - 2 pm
Created to raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit building interconnected, interesting communities. Unity Pole is a larger-than-life structure that helps us celebrate our uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other. The project consists of posts, each with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwines with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something, and it's our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community.
Unity Pole is on display for a day after it has been completed in the Elliott Student Union Atrium.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 pm
Ashlee Haze is a two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and Southeast Regional Slam Champion. You may have seen her poems on Youtube, Huffington Post, For Harriet and many other media platforms where her poetry has been described as funny, heart wrenching, and most importantly, unapologetic.
Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 am - 2 pm
Union 219 Hallway
For this event participants will create a dreamcatcher and learn about it Native American origin, as it has been on the most fascinating traditions and assets to Native American culture for generations.