Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

    • All Day
    • Levis Faculty Center and Zoom

    This symposium will examine how culture moves and circulates: across space, time, material conditions, technologies and affects. We will consider how movement shapes and reshapes the cultural domain, creating new relationships between people, objects and practices. How does movement shape a community’s perception of local space and cultural identity?

  • Panel information
    • 12:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nFkkMrofQ5C5Aa0puRzngw

    Join us for another dialog in WGGP’s ongoing conversation with grassroots activists. This time we will explore with activists from Brazil and South Africa how their movements engage in practices of care and solidarity to combat insecurity in food, health, land and housing, and violence based on race, class, and gender inequalities.

  • YMCA Friday Forum Fall 2021 October 29th guest speaker Catherine Shieh. In background, image of boy with a backpack looking at a mountain.
    • 12:00 pm
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__T8eobFTTBSqPtxdL-xUug

    Fall 2021 YMCA Friday Forum | Unpacking Racism: What Are We Carrying? Friday, October 29 @ 12:00pm CST In-person at Latzer Hall or online via Zoom Speaker: Catherine Shieh, Anti-Hate Training Coordinator at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

    • All Day

    From sunset of the first day to sunset of the last day, Samhain marks the Pagan New Year, a time for honoring the dead, cleansing, and releasing. For many Wiccans, Samhain is the most important Sabbat. It’s the time to remember the ancestors, and the time to celebrate the harvest and all that has been accomplished over the year.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

    • All Day

    The Birth of the Báb and the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh occurred on consecutive days according to the Islamic lunar calendar. They are two of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021

    • All Day

    This day – also known as Guru Nanak Gurpurab - celebrates the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. Students or employees may request scheduling adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    When the rivers and canals are full of water, this festival takes place in all parts of Thailand on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. Bowls made with leaves, candles, and incense sticks, are placed in the water, and represent bad luck disappearing.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

    • All Day

    The Sunday culminating the full, annual cycle of religious celebrations, marking the end of the liturgical year with a celebration of Jesus as King of all creation. Catholics celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King usually do so with a feast. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Qawl (Speech) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    • 1207 W. Oregon, Room 133, Urbana

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    • All Day

    Sikhs observing the Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib gather to celebrate. At early morning there are hymns followed by an exposition of the Guru Granth Sahib. During the day there is food served, prayer, and joyous singing. Around sunset it is time for the evening prayers. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • 1212 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801

    • 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    • 1207 W. Oregon, Room 133, Urbana

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

    • All Day

    Baha’is observe the anniversary of the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of Bahá’u’lláh and His appointed successor, on Nov 28, 1921 in Haifa, in what is now northern Israel. While this is not a day in which work and school should be suspended, some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

    • All Day

    Baha’is observe the anniversary of the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of Bahá’u’lláh and His appointed successor, on Nov 28, 1921 in Haifa, in what is now northern Israel. While this is not a day in which work and school should be suspended, some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021