Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) Spring 2020 Events


Monday, 1/20, MLK Teach-In: Lifting as We Climb,  12:30 p.m. -2:30 pm | Hemm Ballroom 

Speakers/panelists focus on voter suppression & the Civil Rights Movement, modern voter restrictions, intersection of race, and local efforts to increase voter access and engagement. Cosponsors: Center for Community Engagement & UMEC



Tuesday, 1/28, Art & Activism Series: Fostering a Sense of Belonging, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Hemm 215 (UMEC) 

Students from various GU affinity clubs, and Gonzaga School of Law will come together to create a social justice quilt that embodies what it means to foster a sense of belonging within one another. No art or sewing experience required.


Tuesday, 2/11, Speak Up Series: The Power of the Black Vote, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Hemm Auditorium

With a focus on the past, present, and future, speaker KD Hall, will focus on voter suppression, why black votes matter, and how to get the black community to vote and run for office. A BSU/UMEC collaboration.


Tuesday, 3/17, Speak Up Series: Spoken Word with Kai Davis, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Hemm Auditorium

International grand poetry slam champion, Kai Davis, explores the intersection of race, power, gender, and sexuality, and the effect it has on peoples’ identities and society as a whole. An LGBTQ+/UMEC collaboration.


Tuesday 3/24, Asia Jackson: Movements and Mediat,  5:30-7:00 p.m. | Hemm Auditorium

Asia Jackson, actress, activist and digital creator, challenges colorism in communities of color and shares how she came to create the global movement, #MagandangMorenx.


Tuesday, 3/31,10th Annual Diversity Monologues, 7-8:30 p.m. | Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

Thinking about law school? Sit down with GU Law students as they give the low-down on everything from applying to graduating--and everything in between.


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