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A DIFFERENT BEAT: DOCTORAL STUDENT CREATES LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Julio Jeri is in his second year of the doctoral program in musical arts in trumpet performance in UNC Greensboro’s School of Music.
Outside of his work in his program, he has created something in Charlotte, N.C., that has never existed there before: a youth Latin jazz ensemble. And it’s not something that’s very common in other cities across the United States.
FROM A SMALL TOWN TO STUDYING HIGHER EDUCATION DYNAMICS: MCNAIR SCHOLAR THRIVES AT UNCG
When Antoinette Gregory was a junior in high school, her family moved from their small hometown to a nearby city. And, to her and her mom’s excitement, the local high school had an International Baccalaureate program.
Gregory began interacting with her teachers at this new school and realized that attending college could be a feasible path for her. Through taking college-level coursework that challenged her, she also discovered that she had that essential quality in pursuing scholarship: a “thirst for knowledge.”
Personal Experiences Lead Garland McKinney (CED) to Research Grant
After her own pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience was filled with stress in 2017, and learning that her late mother’s medical concerns were normalized by doctors, UNC Greensboro doctoral student Jasmine L. Garland McKinney’s path became clear.
The dehumanization, hate, and violence towards trans people must end, so that our communities can thrive and succeed. We are writing to the trans community at UNCG to say that we see you and affirm all of who you are. Everyone on our campus, in our state, and in the world deserves to feel safe, supported, and loved.
Weatherspoon Art Museum Leading Together Racial Equity Plan 2021-24
Leading Together, our 2021-24 Racial Equity Plan will guide the museum’s broader work towards equity, diversity, and inclusion. It will inform the museum’s future institutional strategic planning, policy development, and museum practices alongside and in step with the university.
Voices that Matter
“If you remember, not long after the killing of George Floyd, I wrote that structural and cultural racism needs to be confronted head-on for our society to move toward a more prosperous future for all. I argued that for society to change, it is a matter of the public’s willingness to change on matters of race, ethnicity, and the like. In particular, my response – my call to action – was simple but necessary: do something.”
Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.Chancellor of UNCG
Student and Alumni Voices, a platform for UNCG students and alumni, highlights contributions to dismantling racial inequality and racism within the United States and globally.
Podcast: A Colored Girl Speaks
WELCOME TO THE SMALL STEPS, BIG IMPACT PODCAST
UNCG strives to create safe and inclusive environments in our classrooms including, but not limited to, all ethnicities, racial backgrounds, religions, ability status, socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation status, sexuality, and gender identities. Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are our core values as an institution, but we must continue the conversations about how to do this important work on a daily basis. That’s the goal of our Small Steps, Big Impact podcast: on-going conversations about EDI in our classrooms.
Supporting Intersex Students
A Resource for Students, Families, and Educators
Federal civil rights laws protect all students, including intersex students, from sex discrimination. OCR recognizes that intersex students may face challenges to fully and equally participating in school.
The fact sheet lists key issues intersex students face in schools, including bullying, harassment, or other discrimination related to their physical characteristics or because they do not conform to sex stereotypes. The resource offers suggestions on ways schools can best support intersex students, such as using inclusive language in school mission statements and affirming students’ rights to be free from all forms of sex discrimination at school. The fact sheet also includes steps to take if students believe that they, or others, have been discriminated against at school based on sex.
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Bystander Intervention Training
In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! has partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt its free bystander intervention training as well as offer a de-escalation training to meet this moment. Training sessions are available through the summer. Click here to learn more and to register.
Triad Black Lives Matter Protest Collection
The purpose of the Triad Black Lives Matters Collection is to document the BLM movement, police brutality protests, and race relations in the Triad area of North Carolina. The collection contains digital photographs and video footage relating to the Black Lives Matter movement and the George Floyd protests. Collecting for the project is ongoing, and…
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Anti-Racist Resource Guide
This document was created for use as as a resource for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and who want to get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence. Within this guide, you will find a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve…
Office of Intercultural Engagement
The Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) creates and delivers co-curricular programs to bring all students together for the purpose of deepening and broadening awareness, knowledge and skill around identity, culture, and our interconnected fate. As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, OIE contributes to the academic mission of UNC Greensboro by collaborating with various…
“Dear Black Students at UNC Greensboro: We write to you all as Black faculty members that feel called to address the utter outrage, grief, and despair that is present in the ongoing police and state violence against Black people. We see you and we are with each and every one of you.” Read more…
Black UNCG Faculty
As a minority-serving institution with a history as a women’s college, UNC Greensboro takes pride in providing access and opportunity to individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
Today we serve people of all backgrounds, but our University history is marked by structural racism, discrimination, and segregation. It wasn’t until 1956 that our women’s college integrated and offered admission to Black women, and later, Black men. We recognize that we have not always achieved our mission of being “an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive institution.”
We also recognize that we must do more to address issues of systemic racism and racial inequality on our campus and in our community. Racism has no place at UNCG. We are a leading public university in North Carolina serving a diverse student body, and it is our responsibility to take action to ensure equal opportunity in education and employment.
This website serves as a launching pad for Spartans, community members, and prospective students and families to learn more about our commitment to racial equity. Here, you’ll find statements from University leaders that address issues of racism and violence against communities of color, be it police violence or from the public at large. We’ve also compiled a list of resources and outlined ways that individuals can get involved with our ongoing efforts and engage each other in dialogue to create a more just community.
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UNCG POLICY ON DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
UNCG is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment for all persons and will not tolerate any discrimination against or harassment of persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disabling condition, or age.
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