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Unity Week 2018

February 5-8

Tunnel of Oppression

Monday, Feb. 5 & Tuesday, Feb. 6
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Union 234

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:

  • Racism
  • Mental Heath
  • LGBTQ+
  • Body Image

  • Unity Pole

    Wednesday, Feb. 7
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Union Atrium

    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.

    The Unity Pole will be on display until Thursday, February 8 at 4 pm.

    Uniting Campus Through School Spirit

    Wednesday, Feb. 7
    5:30 p.m.
    Multipurpose Building

    Come to the Multi to cheer on the Jennies and the Mules Basketball team on #TEAMUCM Night.  Spotlight will be passing out blackout shirts so make sure you wear your black and cheer on our teams.

    Deaf Culture

    Thursday, Feb. 8
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Union Atrium

    This event is over how deaf culture has become so successful and useful today. This event will take place during unity week. Students will be allowed to learn a few signs and might even be able to communicate with some deaf students here on campus.

    ADP Speaker: Josh Rivedal,
    How to Live Well and Crush it in College

    Thursday, Feb. 8
    7 p.m.
    Hendricks Hall

    Joshua Rivedal moved from New Jersey to New York City at the age of 20 to tackle the world of fame, fortune, and the Broadway what he thought would be a stepping stone to Hollywood and a star on the walk of fame.

    Eight years later and through a series of remarkable life events, a bad economy, and mixture of collegiate and self-education; Joshua reinvented himself as an international public speaker, author, playwright, curriculum developer, educator, marketing consultant, and arts entrepreneur.

    Heʼs a mixture of creative and logic, business and pleasure, local-centric and global minded. As a public speaker his primary focus is on suicide prevention, mental health, diversity/inclusion, and anti-bullying; speeches and seminars on his experiences as a survivor of loss, an attempt survivor, an abuse survivor, and youth suicide prevention—often (but not always) paired with his one-man show Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (based on his book The Gospel According to Josh).

    Celebrate the diversity in our UCM community through a week of events. Each event is designed to educate and celebrate the many unique aspects of our lives.

    For more information, contact Casey Reed at

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