25 Years – Silver Jubilee!

We’ve gone silver!

This year marks the MEC’s Silver Jubilee — 25 years of serving students, providing social justice education, and improving the campus climate for all at UT.

Join us for a series of events to mark this special occasion:

Latina/o Leadership Council (LLC) presents Covering Up the Stereotypes, Monday, March 24, 11 am – 3 pm, Student Activity Center Plaza

Covering Up the Stereotypes is public art project. All are welcome to participate.  Join LLC as we paint over some on the common stereotypes that affect the Latina/o community.

Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective (APAC) presents The Diversity Wall, Tuesday, March 25, 10 am – 3 pm, Speedway Plaza

The Diversity Wall is a chance for people to share what they believe diversity is. This wall will illuminate how beautiful diversity can be and open hearts as people read how we are all different yet we go through similar struggles.

Students for Equity and Diversity (SED) presents a film screening of These Birds Walk, Tuesday, March 25th, 6 – 8pm, CLA .102

Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience. Event includes Q&A with the director afterwards.

Queer People of Color and Allies (QPOCA) presents QTALKA: A Panel Discussion on Ally-ship and Identity, Wednesday, March 26, noon-2 pm, SAC Black Box Theater

This panel is meant to give space to discuss what QPOC folk expect from allies, how to navigate a white campus from a QPOC perspective, and how to build community.

Afrikan American Affairs (AAA) presents The New Black, Wednesday, March 26th, 6 pm, Jester Auditorium

The New Black” is an intriguing and award-winning documentary movie that highlights the struggle for human rights and gay marriage within the African American community.

Native American Indigenous Collective (NAIC) presents Third Annual Native American and Indigenous Student Symposium, Thursday, March 27th, 3pm – 7pm, CLA 1.302E.

NAIC is honored to host special guests Andrea Smith and Frank Waln during the inaugural day of UT’s third annual Native American and Indigenous Student Symposium. This year’s keynote speaker, Andrea Smith (Cherokee), is a scholar, feminist, and anti-violence activist. Award-winning hip hop artist Frank Waln will perform in the evening.

Multicultural Engagement Center presents Justice Jubilee, Friday, March 28, noon-2 pm, East Mall.

Justice Jubilee is a carnival-themed social justice celebration. Come explore 25 booths that will entertain, enlighten, delight and educate folks. Knock down injustice, win freedom points, catch truth. The first 50 to get all required stamps in their Justice Jubilee passport will win a Jubilee t-shirt.