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MSC Programs & Signature Events

Multicultural Consciousness Series

The Multicultural Consciousness Series includes lectures, debates, panel discussions, films, videos, performances, and other events open to the larger UVA Community. The series features topics in diversity and multiculturalism within the University context and within the nation and world.  The goal of the series is to present thought-provoking topics that allow students to engage in thoughtful dialogue with one another, participate in discussions that may often involve controversy, and engage in thoughtful and critical dialogue along lines of difference. 

Fall 2018 Series

  • Race and Capitalism - Wednesday, October 17, 5pm - Media Activities Center / U-Guides Office, Lower Level Newcomb Hall (across from the LGBTQ Center)
  • Space and Memory - Tuesday, November 6 - Multicultural Student Center
  • Crazy Rich Asians, Movie Screening & Discussion - Friday, November 16 - Newcomb Theater, with discussion in the Multicultural Student Center


In Spring 2018, the series featured Intersectionality Dialogues: Real life people, real life experiences, with professors and students from intersectional themes of feminism, sexuality, race, class, and Islam.

Generously funded by the UVA Parents Fund.


Things I Wish I Knew 

TIWIK is speaker series where faculty and staff share personal experiences on their identity and background, their career path or field of work, or another topic of their choosing. This series of programs features UVA faculty and staff sharing life experiences within the context of things they wish they knew within a given moment or experience of their life and career. In an effort to showcase many of the diverse identities and experience of our faculty and staff, this program aims to provide insight for students as they navigate a diverse and ever changing world. As the saying goes, "Hindsight is 20/20".


Diversi-TEA Career Conversations

Diversi-Tea Career Conversations - a collabortive initiatve with the University Career Center -  is a series of informal chats with alumni and friends of the university around topics including: personal identity and career exploration, navigating recruitment and applications, and building community through mentors and networks.  


Pathways: Multicultural Leadership Series

October 3, 5pm - Alex Cintron, President, UVA Student Council 

November 7, 7pm - Derrick Wang, Honor Committee

November 28, 7pm - Joe Malasa, President, Organization for Young Filipino Americans (OYFA)