Heritage & Awareness Months

The Office of Social Justice and Inclusion recognizes and promotes programming related to heritage and awareness months at FIU. 

Black History Month

Male Mentoring Initiative: Networking 101 / Meet & Greet-MMC

Tuesday, Feb. 01 at 3:00 p.m., GC 216

This is the first Male Mentoring Initiative event for the spring semester. We will learn how to properly network and what to avoid when networking.

For more information, contact Jeffrey McNamee at mcnameej@fiu.edu.

Reclaiming My Body: A Journey Through Movement & Meditation-MMC

Reserve a FREE ticket: go.fiu.edu/bodyreclaimed

Friday, Feb. 03 at 2 p.m., Wellness & Recreation Center-MMC

As seen on Lizzo’s Emmy Award-Winning Amazon Prime Series, “Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls," the FIU Pride Center is proud to present DejaJoelle, who will lead our Reclaiming My Body event.

DejaJoelle, founder of Body Prayers and Melanated Remedy, identifies herself as a Black, fat, and queer healing artist who specializes in dance, meditation, and revolutionary love practices to guide others to healing and their most authentic self. She will be facilitating a two-hour movement and meditation workshop as seen on “Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.”

The session will touch upon holistic wellness topics, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Body Neutrality (becoming more accepting of your body and what it can do for you)
  • Mental Health (the relationship between movement and mental health)
  • Spirituality (the relationship between movement and healing)

For more information, contact Indee Williams at iwilliam@fiu.edu.

Male Mentoring Initiative:  What does manhood mean to you?-MMC

Wed., Feb. 08 from 3-4 p.m., GC 216 

We will explore the meaning of manhood: Where did it come from? What are its ramifications, and how does it tie into the person you were? Who you are now, and who you will become in the future?

For more information, contact Jeffrey McNamee at mcnameej@fiu.edu.

(R=V/I) Resistance is People over Problems-MMC

Thurs., Feb. 09 from 5:30-7 p.m., SASC 430 or Zoom go.fiu.edu/Resistance 

Following the 2023 theme for Black History Month, Black Resistance, we want to bring light to the underrepresentation of people of color in the STEM fields.

Join OSJI for a discussion and brainstorming session where we aim to:

  1. Connect STEM professors, grad/undergrad students, researchers, and professionals
  2. Imagine in an ideation session how we can make STEM more inclusive, starting with FIU

This discussion will be one part guided conversation with statistics and information, one part Q & A, and one part networking.

For more information, contact Rozeena Taylor at rtaylor@fiu.edu.

Men of Color Roundtable Discussion-MMC

Wed., Feb. 15 from 1-2 p.m., GC 216

We will have a candid discussion on topics of interest to FIU's men of color, particularly in the area of belonging.

For more information, contact Jeffrey McNamee at mcnameej@fiu.edu.

The Collective: Hair Tales-BBC

Thurs., Feb. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m., WUC 255

The Collective is a monthly discussion series designed for Black-identified women to find community, conversation and capacity to navigate their lived collegiate experiences. This meeting will delve into how "The Hair Tales," streaming on Hulu and OWN, quilts together the varied relationships Black women have with their hair, and celebrating the collective experiences they share.

For more information, contact Brittany Davis at bridavis@fiu.edu.

"Crossing Over(Town)" Film Screening - Off Campus

A film directed by Scott Barnett

Free film screening and panel discussion
Sat., Feb. 18, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Free film screening (only): 4:00 p.m. 

The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Seating is limited. Reserve your spot: https://crossingovertown.eventbrite.com

UN World Day of Social Justice-BBC

Mon., Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., WUC 157

Stop by to learn about the social injustices being fought in other countries and the ways you can help.

For more information, contact Rozeena Taylor at rtaylor@fiu.edu.

Office of the Mayor Fireside Chat: FIU's Black Student Pathway Initiative - MMC

Tues. Feb. 21 from 6-8 p.m., GC 140 or go.fiu.edu/firesidechat

Representatives from the Office of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will engage in a conversation with an FIU student panel to discuss mentorship, networking, and scholarships, among other topics chosen by student organization leaders.

For more information contact Ashney Francis: asfranci@fiu.edu

La Colectiva: Defying Colorism-MMC

Tues., Feb. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m., Tamiami Hall-Room 107

La Colectiva is an opportunity designed for Latine-identified women at FIU to come together in a safe space where they can build a community and have meaningful conversations regarding their experiences. 

This meeting will focus on the experiences of Afro-Latine women and issues of colorism, in conjunction with Black History Month.

For more information, contact Brittany Davis at bridavis@fiu.edu.