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Upcoming Events

For information as it becomes available, please visit the OMA&D web site.
Sixth Annual Qolors Reception
Date: April 6, 2011
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall
A celebration of queer people of color, queer contributions to UW and communities at-large. Participants will enjoy food, speakers, networking and participation in a community art project.
Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Date: April 7, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jones Playhouse
Named in honor of the UW’s first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs, the annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture is dedicated to acknowledging the work of UW faculty by spotlighting nationally recognized research focusing on diversity and social justice. All UW faculty members are eligible to be nominated. RSVP here.
Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Conference
Date: April 15 – 16, 2011
Location: Washington State University; Pullman, Wash.
The second annual conference will focus on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and undergraduate student research. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, panels, and a symposium. The goal of PNW-LSAMP is to increase the quality and quantity of successful baccalaureate students by forming alliances with PNW institutes and providing important tools and information for success.
Mangels Endowed Lecture: Elizabeth Alexander
Date: April 26, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kane Hall, Room 130, UW Seattle
The Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Endowed Lecture Series will feature Elizabeth Alexander, chair of African American Studies at Yale. Considered to be one of the most vital poets of her generation, Dr. Alexander will address the prospect of a new conversation about race and culture in Hearing America Singing: Multi-Vocal Cultures in America. Sponsored by the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program and The Graduate School. Register today!
Date: May 5, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program will host the 41st annual Celebration, Fête and Honors. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser honors the academic excellence of EOP students and recognizes the recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award. Register today!
Alumni Remix
Date: July 22, 2011
Time: 7 – 11 p.m.
Location: Don James Center
OMA&D, in partnership with several campus departments, will host the third annual Alumni Remix, an evening of celebration, networking, great food, and music. Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to join us for this social gathering.
Tribal Leadership Summit
Date: September 10, 2011
Time and Location: TBA
The annual Tribal Leadership Summit is an opportunity for UW and tribal leaders to gather and discuss issues relevant to tribal communities.
The Weekend – 2011 (UW Homecoming)
Dates: October 28-29, 2011
Time and Location: TBA
The Weekend is a series of exciting events geared toward alumni of color and friends of diversity that takes place in conjunction with UW’s Homecoming festivities.

Student Events

Black Student Union Gentlemen’s Showcase and Ball
Date: April 1, 2011
Time and Location: 7-9 p.m.; Kane 130 & Hutchison 202
The Gentlemen’s Showcase displays student talents and includes an auction to raise money for Black Graduation.
First Nations Spring Pow Wow
Date: April 8 – April 10, 2011
Times: Friday: Grand Entry 7 p.m.; Saturday: Grand Entries 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sunday: Grant Entry 1 p.m.
Location: Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Micronesia Island Club – Micronesia!
Date: April 9, 2011
Time and Location: 5:30 p.m.; Seattle University
Polynesian Student Alliance Poly Day
Date: April 29, 2011
Time and Location: 10 a.m.; Red Square
Filipino American Student Association (FASA) Dance Club Night
Date: April 29, 2011
Time and Location: TBA
A joint fundraising project with the Sigma Psi Zeta sorority.
FASA “Preaky Pil-Night”
Date: May 6, 2011
Time and Location: TBA
A student-produced musical.
M.E.Ch.A. ACE Conference
Date: May 13 – 14, 2011
Time and Location: TBA
Black Student Union Legacy Dinner & Gala
Date: May 13, 2011
Time and Location: 7 – 10 p.m.; Vista Café & Lounge
The event will celebrate BSU’s 43-year legacy. BSU founders, executive officers, and members from the last 43 years will join in the celebration. Professor Quintard Taylor will be the keynote speaker.
FASA Relay For Life
Date: May 14, 2011
Time and Location: TBA
A break-dance battle fundraising event for Relay for Life.