Diversity Week 2020 is scheduled for March 30-April 5, 2020. A full calendar of events will be shared on this page when it is available.

Schedule of Events for 2018.

Most events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, March 26

  • 1:00 PM– Public talk by Emily Cain: Emily’s List of Women Who Will Win in 2018 elections-57 Stodder Hall
  • 3:30-4:30 PM– Student Accessibility Services “Appy” Hour- Coe Room, Union. Join us for this interactive workshop and learn more about available apps to assist students with disabilities as they navigate through college. 
    Bring your favorite devices and favorite apps that you use with students, or use yourself, to this round robin style resource-sharing event. The presenter will come with a handout that describes a variety of apps as a jumping off point.
  • 3:45-4:45 PM– Meditation Group- Wilson Center; Everyone is welcome! – 67 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473
  • 5:00-7:00 PM– Loteria (Bingo)- North Pod, Memorial Union. Join the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE) for a bingo (in Spanish) in the North Pod in the Union

Tuesday, March 27

  • 12:00-1:00 PM– Feminism- Who Needs it? Panel Discussion- Bangor Room
  • 4:00-6:00 PM– Truth, Healing, and Change in the Land of Dawn- Coe Room, Union. How do we work toward deep change in the long relationship between the Wabanaki people, the indigenous people of Maine, and those of us who came as immigrants or have immigrant heritage? Come consider our shared history and learn about the groundbreaking Maine-Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a process of truth, healing, and change. 
  • 5:00-7:00 PM– International Affairs Association Jeopardy- North Pod, Memorial Union. Come and have fun with us for a Jeopardy evening in the North Pod. 

Wednesday, March 28

  • 12:00-1:00 PM– The Misrepresentation of Multicultural Characters in Film- Lunch and Learn- Multicultural Lounge, Union
  • 1:30-4:00 PM– Diversity and Inclusion Training- Coe Room, Memorial Union. Join the Office of Multicultural Student Life for our open-session Diversity Training. This is a 2.5-hour interactive training that covers the basics of the big 8 identities in the United States and foundational concepts for diversity and inclusion; including terminology, privilege, and the cycle of oppression. Student, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome to attend. To better prepare for training materials please register here.
  • 5:00-6:00 PM– Feminist Craft Night- Coe Room, Union
  • 5:00-7:00 PM– The New Immigrant Experience: Sharing Stories and Dispelling Myths- DPC 100. Three panelists from “away” will share stories of their journeys to Maine in a discussion format led by Dr. Liliana Herakova, Lecturer of Communication and Journalism.   
  • 6:00-8:00 PM– Come to the Table: Dinner and Multifaith Dialogue- Wilson Center
  • 8:00 PM– Kickin’ Flicks: “Same Kind of Different as Me”- Neville 101

Thursday, March 29

  • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM- Tunnel of OppressionMemorial Union: 
    The Tunnel of Oppression is an immersive experience for our community to step into the realities of groups that are oppressed, right here on UMaine’s campus. This program is intended to make the participants feel uncomfortable — to challenge their views and opinions on a multitude of topics. While participants will initially feel uncomfortable, our team will be on hand to guide participants through discussions and available counseling presence.
    The interactive immersion program called Tunnel of Oppression will be held in the Memorial Union on March 29, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The program, featuring skits, videos, and visual aids is designed to give participants experiences related to religious oppression, sexual assault, and mental health disorders; and discrimination based on race, sexual orientation and nationality or culture. The free public event is coordinated by Campus Activities and Student Engagement, in partnership with multiple campus organizations including the Office of Multicultural Student Life. Signing up to attend the Tunnel of Oppression is easy and can be done here. For more information, contact Benjamin Evans, benjamin.evans@maine.edu.

    This event is brought to you with generous support from the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund.  

  • 4:30-8:00 PM– Taste of the World- Dining Halls on Campus: Admission is free for students with meal plans. All others pay a small fee. Dinner – $12.89 (plus tax); Guest Child 12 & under – $5.99 (plus tax). For more information please visit the Dining Department’s website.

    • Hilltop, Taste of Cuba
    • York, British Isles
    • Wells, Armenia  

Friday, March 30

  • 4:00-5:00 PM– International Coffee Hour- North Pod Union; Come and socialize with our international student community-hosted by Student Life Diversity Committee. 
  • 6:00-8:00 PM- Student Heritage Alliance Council Multicultural Mosaic- Bangor Room, Memorial Union. Come enjoy a carnival of cultures with food, music, activities, and more!