Upcoming Events

Black History Month Kickoff:

Date: January 31, 2018 Time: 5-8pm Location: Amphitheater

This event will be the kickoff event for Black History Month. We are collaborating with different student organizations on campus and providing activities, music, and food that students will be able to come enjoy during the event.

No is a Complete Sentence:

Date: February 19, 2018 Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: Ambition A

An hour long skit fit into an educational yet interactive program allowing students to watch skits pertaining to diversity and inclusion, while also allowing them with an opportunity to express how they should react in the given situations. 

Game of Diversity:

Date: March 5, 2018 Time: 6:00-8:30pm Location: Ambition A

Educate organizations on ways to become culturally competent in the realm of diversity and inclusion through interactive games and activities.

One Woman Show: Passport to Womanhood

Date: March 8, 2018 Time: 6-7pm Location: Innovation A&B

Special Guest Speaker: Alexandria Gurley (Alex the Great)

This hour long event will consist of our guest speaker, Alexandria Gurley performing a play called Passport to Womanhood. The play is divided into 5 major acts or scenes: the foundation, in the wake of the morning after, revelations on the journey, and legacies for our daughters.  Each act culminates in a letter (which is the binding commonality between the passport and letters: stamps) letter to mom, letter to self, letter to the exes, letter to the dream man, and letter to future daughter.  It is a cleverly composed combination of acting, spoken word poetry, music, and visual art.

From Stigma to Strength:

Date: March 19, 2018 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Location: Determination

Allow a member of cultural orgs with stigmas set on them to sit on a panel and discuss the stigmas placed on them and ways they have found to overcome those stigmas. This will help them realize that though I may look like this or come from this background, it does not define me. Use your stigma to make you stronger.

Hats Off to Women:

Date: March 21, 2018 Time: 11:30-1:00pm Location: Innovation A&B

This luncheon recognizes and awards outstanding women whose work, life, and commitment have helped make a difference in our community. Honorees serve as leaders and role models to other women, students, colleagues, and/or the community.

The 3rd Annual Hats Off to Women Awards Luncheon will held on Wednesday, March 21st at 11:30am. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, March 2nd and can be submitted by clicking here.

All Words Matter Day:

Date: April 2, 2018 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Location: Ambition A

Encourage students to wear shirts with powerful and meaningful words. While including an inclusive language campaign. Students will be given the opportunity to write on the board words they have been called that were offensive and explain why, in conclusion to “All Words Matter Day” we will gather to take a huge photo, and your picture will be posted on S.E.E.D.S. social media.

Tunnel of Oppression:

Date: April 16, 2018 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Location: RSC Second Floor

Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression. It is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other. Facilitators help participants reflect on their experiences and put their newfound knowledge to use in their everyday lives.

Tunnel of Oppression is a campus grassroots diversity program that originated in 1993 at the Western Illinois University. Using the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California as a model, Tunnel strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. By engaging emotions of the participants, it allows for the accounts expressed in the program to be truly effective. People may have never been placed in these types of situations, and they obtain a sense of what it actually feels like to be oppressed or discriminated through the sights and sounds they experience. While Tunnel may be disturbing, it is an effective tool used to teach people about how it really feels to be in the various situations. We are really excited this year because we will have the opportunity to cover more topics as we have the entire second floor of the student center reserved so we look forward to seeing you come out and learn about the contemporary issues of today.

The Spring 2018 Tunnel of Oppression will be held on April 19th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. If you organization would like to submit a proposal to have a scene in the tunnel, please complete the proposal form by clicking here.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations for all events sponsored out of the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) Office should contact us at seeds@tamuc.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.