Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

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    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

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    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Mashiyyat (Will) 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.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

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    The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

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    The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

    • All Day

    The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • https://bit.ly/3yfWci7

  • Patricia Gregg
    • 12:00 pm
    • https://go.illinois.edu/OctWomenInScience

    October 12th guest speaker Dr. Patricia Gregg is an Associate Professor of Geology, Dr. Gregg will discuss her research on volcanic systems and volcano evolution on land, on the seafloor and on other worlds.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

    • All Day

    The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

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    Dussehra celebrations often include processions to a river or ocean front carrying clay statues, accompanied by music and chants, after which the images are immersed into the water for dissolution and a goodbye. The festival also starts the preparation for one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals, Diwali.

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    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of ‘Ilm (Knowledge) 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.

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    • https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5_0btAXEREqH4z1up75kvg

    • 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Join us for the “Transformative Learning through Zine Making” research cluster’s capstone event where you’ll hear from students, librarians, faculty, and staff about how zines and comics have enhanced their scholarship and teaching practices.

  • Oct 15th Friday Forum guest speaker Karen Crawford Simms. Image of child in the background with a backpack.
    • 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 15 @ 12:00pm CST In-person at Latzer Hall or online via Zoom Lecture: "Healing Communities: Creating Equitable & Justice Communities through Trauma Informed Community Building" Speaker: Karen Simms, Founding Director of CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative

  • Dr. Tithi Bhattacharya
    • 12:00 pm
    • https://go.illinois.edu/TithiBTalk

    Tithi Bhattacharya is a professor of South Asian History at Purdue University. She is the author of The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectural in Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2005) and the editor of the now class study, Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression (Pluto Press, 2017).

  • Pride Shabbat flyer
    • 6:00 pm
    • Illini Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., Champaign

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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    Born in 570 CE, Prophet Muhammad’s [peace be upon him] birthday is commemorated by Muslims around the world during the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. Mawlid an-Nabi – literally, The Birth of the Prophet – is often referred to as the Mawlid.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

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    • 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

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    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

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    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.