Schedule and Details

Take a look at our past programming schedule:

Sunday, February 26

Mass, American Samoa Style
4:30 p.m.
Chapel of Christ the Teacher
Join us as American Samoan students take the lead on music and a few other aspects of the liturgy. You'll get a peak into seeing what Mass looks like for American Samoan students back at home. For more information or ADA accommodations, please contact Campus Ministry at 503.943.7131.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Monday, February 27

Women in Engineering
5:45 p.m.
Shiley 124
Join the Society of Women Engineers for a panel of recent UP graduates. They will share their experiences with gender and age diversity in the workplace and challenges they've faced. An open discussion about improving diversity and supporting minorities will follow. Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers

Greening the Ghetto
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Franz Hall 206
College Ecology Club is partnering with ASUP films to present "Greening the Ghetto" a TED talk given by award winning activist Majora Carter. She details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. We will be hosting a discussion afterward on why no community should be faced with more environmental burdens and less environmental benefits than any other community.
Sponsored by the College Ecology Club

UP's Annual "Carnaval"
7:00-9:00 PM
Quiet Side of the Commons
Come join CPB in UP's annual celebration of Carnival! Enjoy Brazilian style food in the commons, themed drinks and dessert, live music and dancing. There will also be a photo booth and mask making!
Sponsored by CPB

Making Hamentashen for Purim
8:15 p.m.
Christie Hall Basement
In the event Many Faiths, One World we will be making Hamentashen. We will discuss the Story of Esther after we have put the Hamentashen in the oven. We will relate the story to our own beliefs and share our own opinions on the morals we take away from the story.
Sponsored by Many Faiths, One World

Tuesday, February 28

Ethnic Studies Ban in Arizona
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Franz Hall 108
We would like to welcome you to RSVP for an exclusive discussion with Zuly Naegele happening on Tuesday, February 28, Franz 108, at 11:30 p.m-12:30 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to talk to Zuly about the history of the ethnic studies bans in Arizona. This event is open to all students and we will be offering pizza as refreshments! To ensure we will have enough refreshments, please RSVP on our Facebook page for Zuly's discussion!

LGBTQ in Limbo: Our Future Post-Election
6:00-7:00 PM
St. Mary's Lounge
This will be an open dialogue with Hunter Mead (theater professor) around the LGBTQ community and what our future holds as America moves forward. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
Sponsored by Health and Counseling Center

Immigration and Diversity in Our New America
7:00-8:00 PM
Bauccio Commons Terrace Room
This will be a panel discussion focused on the current political climate around immigration, refugees, and diversity. Panelists are slated to include professors, youths from the community, and counselors. The purpose is to raise awareness and educate our population on the real life impact of these decisions, as well as discuss what it all means as we move forward. Food and drink will be provided.
Sponsored by the Health and Counseling Center

A Peak into German/Austrian Culture and a Discussion on the Refugee Crisis
7:30 p.m.
Franz 234
The club presents an event about German Culture, for more information please contact Megan Hogan at
Sponsored by German Club

Learn Hula 101!
8:00–9:00 p.m.
Beauchamp Studio 30
Always wanted to learn a little Hula? Come and learn this elegant traditional Hawaiian form of dance at a Hula workshop hosted by the Hawaii club! At this hour long workshop you will learn the basics of Hula as well as a verse to a song!
Sponsored by Hawaii Club

Movie Night: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
8:30–10:30 p.m.
2nd Floor of Fields Hall
Come and join us for a Movie Night as we screen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, directed by Joel Zwick! Snacks will be provided!
Sponsored by Fields Hall

Wednesday, March 1

A Discussion about the TED Talk "50 Shades of Gay"
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Buckley Center 106
Join for a screening of the TED talk, “50 Shades of Gay.” In this talk, Tillett Wright talks about photographing 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. Wright asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are? Most people, it turns out, consider themselves to exist in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight. Join us for snacks and a post-discussion led by Bethany Sills and diversity coordinators in the Office of Student Activities. For more information or ADA accommodation, contact
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

President's Advisory Committee on Inclusion Listening Session
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Bauccio Commons
Students, we want to hear from you! The President's Advisory Committee on Inclusion (PACOI) invites you to voice your concerns and offer solutions to make UP a more inclusive campus. Come join the conversation and share your ideas. The PACOI will use your input to help plan our next action steps. Snacks provided! For more information, contact PACOI Chair and Dean of the School of Nursing Joane Moceri at
Sponsored by the President's Advisory Committee on Inclusion (PACOI)

Musical Performance by "Y La Bamba"
7:00 p.m.
Pilot House 
KDUP, University of Portland's student-run campus radio station, welcomes Portland indie band Y La Bamba as part of Diversity Dialogues Week. Y La Bamba is a bilingual group fronted by Luz Elena Mendoza that combines elements of folk, psych rock, and indie pop to create an eclectic and uniquely Portland sound. Their 2016 release, Ojos Del Sol, has been praised by NPR, Willamette Week, and OPB. Come celebrate Portland's diverse music scene courtesy of UP's own college radio station!
Sponsored by KDUP

Chicano Movement Documentary
7:00 p.m.
Franz Hall 015
It shows the rise of the "Chicano" identity. Specifically it talks about the labor leaders and how they organized farm workers in the state of California. Also it shows people pushing for education reform for Latinos and the inclusion of Latino studies.
Sponsored by MECHA

Guam Club Movie Night: American Soil, Chamorro Soul
9:15 p.m.
Franz 120
The Guam Club will be screening a documentary called American Soil, Chamorro Soul. The documentary was released in 2016 and exhibits the culture of the people of Guam. A few things that will be shown in the film are the agriculture, arts, and interviews of the island's people.
Sponsored by Guam Club

Thursday, March 2

Sex, Can we talk about it? and I Like-Like You... Exploring Healthy Relationships
5:30 p.m.
Buckley 103
This event intends to destigmatize conversations surrounding sex. In particular, we will discuss the importance of consent, and issues that affect us all as college students, such as sexual assault and the problems within “hook-up/party culture”. By educating and advocating for consent, we can help create a healthy and safe environment within this campus community and beyond. We want to emphasize that even though it may be hard to talk about things pertaining to sex, we all can benefit from having these constructive conversations, as it can change perspectives and can help bring an end to some of the aforementioned issues. For SHAB, we will be focusing on healthy relationships. We will be showing this video on consent in relationships ( We will then focus on healthy communication (conflict resolution, healthy arguing, etc.).
Sponsored by Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), Health and Counseling Center, and Student Health Advisory Board

The Future of Feminism Post Election
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Shiley 301
In the wake of the election, many have asked what the future holds for feminism with Donald Trump as president. A panel of students and faculty will be discussing ways in which people can get involved in feminist action and the importance of solidarity. They will also be taking questions and opening up the conversation to the audience. All are welcome!
Sponsored by Feminist Discussion Group

Has Anything REALLY Changed?
6:30–8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Lounge
Following the recent change in the presidential administration, a panel will be held to address what the next four years might look like in comparison to the past two terms. We will be looking at changes, if any, in social norms and what is publicly acceptable to say or do. We will also discuss the implicit and explicit bias that has always been present, but only came to public’s view due to the new President's biases, rhetoric, and followers. We will also be talking about basic human rights and social policies that may change society and affect our world. There will be a discussion about what we, the people, can do in order to move forward to ensure equity for all.

This is a safe space for opinions to be heard, and we ask that everyone should be respectful and give equal attention to all speakers. We understand that people have different views and we want this discussion to be productive.
For more information, contact Diversity Coordinators Marissa Torres at or Mohammed Bakhsh at
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

For the Love of Chocolate
8:30–10 p.m.
Bauccio Commons
For the Love of Chocolate is a Poetry Slam event focused on the black experience. We will have professional poetry by Poetic Justice as well as student and faculty speakers. There will also be food and giveaways, as well as a competition where volunteers would write an perform an impromptu poem about a random topic.
Sponsored by BSU and Diversity Coordinators

Understanding Autism
9:30 p.m.
Christie Basement
It is reported that over 3.5 million Americans live in the Autism Spectrum, how many do you know? Come meet someone who studies and lives in the Autism Spectrum; Alex Allen provides a heartfelt and compelling story steeped in data to help learn about those who live in the Spectrum and what the current research is showing us to able to understand the human mind.
Sponsored by Christie Hall

Friday, March 3

International Night
4:30–7:30 p.m.
The Quiet Side of the Commons
Come celebrate the 53rd annual International Night during Diversity Dialogues Week on Friday, March 3, in the Bauccio Commons. The annual event is a night for the campus and community to come together and celebrate everything that international cultures contribute to the world. The event is free and open to the public and will start off with a student hosted Showcase of Nations highlighting various countries around the world. Student and professional musicians including Portland Taiko, Turkish group Ritim Egozotik, and Mariachi Viva Mexico. During the night, international cuisine will be served a la carte. There will also be free henna body art, a Chinese calligrapher, and a photo booth for participants to enjoy.
For more information check out our Facebook Page or contact International Student Services at
Sponsored by International Student Services

Flier about International Night

Saturday, March 4

International Club and Pilots After Dark present Bollywood Dreams with DJ Prashant
10:00 p.m.
Pilot House
Local gem DJ Prashant will turn the Pilot House into the set of a Bollywood film with an interactive DJ, dancers, singing, and a Bollywood Dance lesson.
Sponsored by International Night and Pilots After Dark


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