Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

    • 11:00 am
    • via Zoom Webinar

    Dr. Carol Lee, Professor Emerita of Education in the School of Education and Social Policy and in African-American Studies at Northwestern University, and president-elect of the National Academy of Education, will discuss with participants, Addressing Systemic Racism Through Justice and Equity: The Role of Faculty at a Community-Engaged, Empowered University.

    • 12:00 pm

    Join us for a presentation and Q&A with Professor Lou Turner (Urban and Regional Planning) on the Hal Baron Project and what Baron's work can teach us about the current moment.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families; unless you have experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s advocacy work around poverty issues, participants will engage in a poverty simulation that bridges the gap from misconception to understanding in an interactive immersion experience.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    • All Day

    Wiccans observing Brigid, or Imbolc, clean and organize their living environments, as well as their minds and hearts, in preparation for the upcoming season of growth (spring). It’s a time to shake off the doldrums of winter and light the fires of creativity and inspiration. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Jewish law required that every firstborn son had to be dedicated to God in memory of the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt. As such, the Feast of the Presentation celebrates the Presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple forty days after his birth.

    • 12:00 pm   1:00 pm
    • Zoom

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

    • 8:30 am

    The College of Education will award the winners and honorable mention recipients of the K-12 MLK Creative Expressions Contest. This virtual event will highlight the talents of our local students through essay, poems, and art.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset the day before the day listed until sunset of the day listed, Bahá'ís observing the First of Mulk (Dominion) gather for the 19-Day Feast. That is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Led by Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development in the Graduate College, Derek Attig, this information session for potential applicants to the HWW Summer Bridge Experience will explain the application process.

Friday, February 12, 2021

    • All Day

    Also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Celebrated with a festival for families, decorating buildings with lucky red items, partaking in cultural activities, eating certain "lucky" foods, setting off firecrackers, and praying.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 12:00 pm

    What pressures have graduate students faced while trying to conduct their international research in the past year? How can universities respond, and what lessons can we save for the future? Join us as graduate students and faculty reflect on these important questions, based on their experiences in the past year.

Friday, February 19, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, February 22, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Fast of Esther. Often observed by fasting.

    • 7:00 pm

    Panelists include Howard Chiang (History, University of California, Davis), Việt Lê (Visual Studies, California College of the Arts), Gayatri Reddy (Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago), and Shilpa Menon and Themal Ellawala (graduate students, University of Illinois at Chicago).

Friday, February 26, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Purim celebrates being saved from a genocide in ancient Persia. Observances include listening to the Book of Esther in synagogue, sending food parcels, giving to charity, and dressing up in costume and eating festive meals. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities. The day is also usually observed by omitting the Tachanun prayer and having a more elaborate meal than on ordinary days.

Monday, March 1, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97465243410?pwd=ZzhVVGJOOVo3UHlISlBwdFppUDFtZz09

Thursday, March 4, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 4:00 pm

    2021 will mark the first anniversary of COVID-19 in the United States and the 40th anniversary of HIV/AIDS. Yet both pandemics continue to affect our well-being and health. How might history help us move beyond oversimplified comparisons between the two, while showing us that health is always more than the absence of disease?

Friday, March 5, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, March 8, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm

    This annual event brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a difference in academia. Each speaker will have five minutes to tell the story of the woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Friday, March 12, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, March 15, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97465243410?pwd=ZzhVVGJOOVo3UHlISlBwdFppUDFtZz09

Thursday, March 18, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Friday, March 19, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, March 22, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 8:30 am

Thursday, March 25, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Friday, March 26, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Monday, March 29, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Friday, April 2, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    • 7:00 pm

    Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    • 12:00 pm

    Intended for students from across the campus, Inside Scoop conversations invite Illinois undergraduates to engage with the exciting work conducted by scholars whose work helps us understand what it means to be human in a world of rapidly shifting global complexities. Open to all undergraduate students.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97465243410?pwd=ZzhVVGJOOVo3UHlISlBwdFppUDFtZz09

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97465243410?pwd=ZzhVVGJOOVo3UHlISlBwdFppUDFtZz09

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    • All Day

    The Jewish New Year, celebrated by praying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing the shofar. Work is often prohibited. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    • All Day

    The Jewish New Year, celebrated by praying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing the shofar. Work is often prohibited. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

    • All Day

    Day of Atonement. For Jewish people observing Yom Kippur, the day is often observed by fasting, praying, abstaining from physical pleasures, and refraining from work. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021