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Athens Pride Week - September 8-14, 2014

Formerly a weekend of events, Athens Pride organizers expanded the annual series to a full week after seeing an increase in attendance during last year’s Pride Festival.  Athens Pride Week kicks off Monday, September 8, with a three-day film festival at Cine that includes screenings of "Gen Silent," "Breaking Through" and  "The New Black."  On Thursday evening, GLOBES, the LGBTQ faculty and staff organization at the University of Georgia, will host its 20th anniversary reception at the UGA Special Collections Library, with an After Party to follow at Georgia Bar. Other events scheduled throughout the weekend include a happy hour at World Famous, Drag-a-oke at Max Canada, a youth meet and greet at Mama’s Boy and a Wig-Out Dance Party at Little Kings Shuffle Club.  Athens Pride week will conclude on Sunday, September 14, with a Pride Festival featuring an artist showcase, vendors, community organization information tables, a kids play zone and more.  For more information, visit Athens Pride.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 24, 2014 7:00PM - Speaker: Sonia Nazario (Special Collections Library - Rm 271)  
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Multicultural Services and Programs Office along with several campus partners are hosting Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Enrique's Journey," the story of a Honduran boy's struggle to find his mother in the U.S. A book signing will be available after her lecture. Admission is free.  For more information, click here.

Oct. 8, 2014 7:00PM - Movie Screening: Cesar Chavez (Tate Student Center Theatre)
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, "Cesar Chavez" tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers.  Admission is free.  For more information, click here.

A Look Inside the Elevator & Behind Closed Doors: A Candid Conversation about Domestic Violence - October 27, 2014

171 Miller Learning Center - 8 to 9 pm

UGA’s Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) office is hosting an interactive program aimed at dispelling myths around domestic violence and discussing ways to combat this issue in our community.  Joan Prittie, executive director of Project Safe, will speak on identifying potential warning signs of relationship/ domestic violence and how to help a friend or loved one in such a situation.  All campus community members are welcome to attend. 

UGA to Host Open Dialogue on Sexual Assault - October 29, 2014

The University of Georgia will host an Open Dialogue on sexual assault on Oct. 29, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 248 of the Miller Learning Center.  

UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office invites the entire University community to ask questions, share information and engage in dialogue about sexual assault issues in general and about UGA’s efforts to prevent sexual assault and address its effect within the UGA community.

Representatives from UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office, the UGA Health Center, the UGA Police Department, the Office of the Dean of Students, University Housing and others will be available to answer questions.

Happy Veterans Day!

The University of Georgia Equal Opportunity Office wishes all our community veterans, whether students, staff, or faculty, a Happy Veterans Day!  Thank you for your service to our country and for your contributions to the University of Georgia and Athens communities!

Veterans Day Upcoming Events

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is hosting a number of events for Veterans Day:

  • November 11-21 Veterans Day through Military Appreciation Day