Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World Virtual Film Screening
Saturday, January 21, 2023
5:00 PM | Virtual Screening
The University of Arizona Beyond Juneteenth Committee has partnered with Arizona Public Media to provide the following virtual screening for the film Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World. This is a free event and opened to all who register at the link below. You can also click the image to register as well.
All attendees must enroll to attend the virtual film screening.
Re-orienting for Spring: Strategies for Graduate Student Wellness
Friday, January 20, 2023
1:00 PM | Virtual
The Graduate College’s 21st Century Masters’ Project team and Campus Health’s Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) team are excited to invite all new and continuing graduate and professional students to attend our first graduate student wellness event of the year: “Re-orienting for Spring: Strategies for Graduate Student Wellness.” With a new year (and new semester!) upon us, we wanted to offer all graduate students a space to learn about resources and practical wellness strategies. Get tips from a panel of experts on how to cultivate physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing to ensure a more holistic and grounded degree journey experience. This event is free, open to everyone, and will be hosted online as a Zoom webinar. Invite your students to join us and several of our wellness partners on campus, including the Disability Resource Center, Women & Gender Resource Center, International Student Services, Center for Compassion Studies, and Campus Recreation for this spring orientation event.
Students can register here to get the zoom link and information: https://tinyurl.com/Re-Orient-Webinar
Recovery/Repair Art Workshop – No art experience necessary!
Wednesdays | January 18, February 15, & March 15, 2023
11:00 AM | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Building, 1322 E. 1st. Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
Join other students to explore radical self-care in this three-part series centering BIPOC students. Attend one or all sessions. Workshops taught by visiting teaching artist Randiesia Fletcher Materials provided and no art experience is necessary!
This workshop is part of the Spring 2023 Wellness Wednesdays series, presented by the Arizona Arts Diversity & Inclusion Committee with support from the UAMA.
Afrofuturist Expressions: Viral Jusice with Dr. Ruha Benjamin
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
5:00 PM | Public Talk, Reception, & Book Signing (open to all), Health Sciences Innovation Building, Main Level
Thursday, January 26, 2023
12:00 PM | Fireside Chat & Lunch (for students only, space limited), Slonaker House
A professor of African American studies at Princeton University, Ruha Benjamin is the founding director of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab and author of three books, Viral Justice (2022), Race After Technology (2019), and People’s Science (2013). Benjamin writes, teaches, and speaks widely about the relationship between innovation and inequity, knowledge and power, race and citizenship, health and justice. The first 200 attendees will receive a FREE copy of Viral Justice!
Join the EDI Book Club this Spring for Disability Visibility by Alice Wong
Wednesdays | January 18, February 18, March 1 & March 22, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Virtual
The Arizona Arts Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Book Club club highlights one book per semester through small group discussions. Welcoming all perspectives and experiences, the club fosters a respectful and courageous space to grow our individual and collective understanding of EDI principles.
Arizona Arts faculty and staff, including graduate teaching assistants, are invited to RSVP today!
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Diversity and Inclusion Symposium 2023 Call for Presenters
Thursday, March 16 , 2023 & Friday, March 17, 2023
The Diversity and Inclusion Symposium is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and graduate students to learn and discuss critical issues related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education, specifically at the University of Arizona. The Symposium will provide participants with opportunities to RISE TOGETHER by expanding our collective knowledge, strengthening our resilience, and deepening our capacity for compassion.
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InVisibility SALON presents: BOSS (Blow Off Some Steam)
Thursday, December 8, 2022
1:00 PM | UAMA Courtyard
inVisibilty SALON, a student-focused group at the University of Arizona that creates space for students from historically excluded groups within the performing and visual arts will host their BOSS event in the UAMA Courtyard to help students unwind between exams. Enjoy free food, karaoke, art-making, and dancing.
For more information or for performance opportunities contact email@example.com.
RSVP for BOSS >
Taking Care Together: Listening Sessions on Compassion and Community in Arizona Arts
Wednesday, Wednesday, November 30, 2022
10:00-11:15 AM | Virtual, Register for the Zoom
This session is for CFA students; Arizona Arts faculty/staff are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
2:00-3:15 PM |Virtual, Register for the Zoom
This session is for Arizona Arts faculty/staff only.
These sessions are designed to give space for the College of Fine Arts – Arizona Arts community to come together following the recent tragic events on campus. For a variety of reasons, we understand many of you do not feel safe. We look to build opportunities for connection to each other as we share in possibilities for healing, listening, and checking-in with one another. Let’s create an environment of care as we foster community together. These sessions are open to students, staff, and faculty in CFA and Arizona Arts.
NEW Spring 2023 Course: FA 495/595 Rehearsals in Anti-Racism
Register for this course today!
Are you passionate about racial justice and the arts? Rehearsals in Anti-Racism is returning for its 2nd year as a course designed to provide space for engaged personal, political, philosophical, and aesthetic conversations about race, racism, and their intersections with other makers of identity. Students will help shape the thematic direction through their interactions using art, new media, and emerging technologies to explore these themes.
Learn more >
Native Arts Fair at Mission Garden
Saturday, November 19, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Mission Garden, 946 W Mission Ln Tucson, AZ 85745
Over 40 Native artists will exhibit and sell ceramics, basketry, jewelry, gourd decorations, carvings, beadwork, clothing, paintings, food and more. Some artists will be demonstrating their craft at their booths. This is one of the garden’s biggest and most colorful events of the year and a great chance to do some holiday shopping!
Learn more >
Out of this World: Afrofuturist Expressions Across Science, Art, Tech and Design
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
11:30 AM | Fireside Chat (for students only, space limited), Slonaker House
5:00 PM | Public Talk & Reception (open to all), Kachina Lounge, Student Union Memorial Center, Level 3
Black Faculty Speaker Series & Race/Remix Present: Silas Munro on “Future Forces of History”
As an “accidental scholar” of graphic design history, Munro will show how his journey to find himself as a Queer, Black designer in the past also shapes potential futures for practice, teaching, and life. Through poetic research, written scholarship, and visual art Munro questions the often-unaddressed post-colonial relationship between design and marginalized communities. Racial Justice Studio – Arizona Arts is co-sponsoring Munro’s visit.
Register to attend >
Recordando a México Voice Recital with Diana Peralta
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
5:30 PM | Leonora Carrington Gallery, 3915 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711
Join in the music with Recordando a México. This event from JustArts Fellow, Carlos G. Ramirez invites attendees to a voice recital with mezzosoprano Diana Peralta and conversation around Mexican music appreciation. Bringing together the community to support the diversity of the southwest through music, this event will surely be one you don’t want to miss.
View the flyer in English >
View the flyer in Spanish >
Rap Cypher Workshop at the School of Music
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
5:00 – 7:00 PM | Fred Fox School of Music, Room 35
Tucson Hip Hop Festival in collaboration with Josh Barbre and the JustArts Fellowship present a rap cypher workshop. Come participate as they talk, teach, and do all aspects of Freestyling. This event is limited to 30 people. RSVP early to reserve your spot.
Sign up for the workshop >
Participate in the Ofrenda for Día de los Muertos
Monday, October 31, 2022 – Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Fred Fox School of Music (Outside)
Music Education and Art & Visual Culture Education would like to invite you to a participatory ofrenda for Día de Muertos! Set up outside the Fred Fox Faculty of Music, the event will reflect our connection with those who have left this world by remembering their lives. Participate by bringing a picture of a loved one who has left this world, an object that belonged to them, or something that reminds you of a hobby or thing they used to do. Two guided processes will be done from 8:00-10:30 am and from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the School of Art, room 241.
Graffiti Workshop in the Tornabene Courtyard
Saturday, October 8, 2022
12:00 PM- 4:00 PM | Tornabene Courtyard, College of Fine Arts Complex
Passionate about Hip-Hop & the community? Interested in learning the graffiti artform? The Graffiti Workshop is a partnership between the Arizona Arts JustArts Fellowship and the Tucson Hip Hop Festival. Participate in the dialogue and learn all the aspects of graffiti art while making your own pieces. All materials are provided and learners of all levels are invited to participate. Spots are limited so register quickly!
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49th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival is back!
Friday October 7, 2022 – Sunday, Ocotber 9, 2022
Jácome Plaza, Downtown Tucson
The 49th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) Folklife Festival returns to downtown Tucson with food, performance, and folk arts from over 60 cultural traditions. Organized by the Southwest Folklife Alliance, and presented by title sponsor Rio Nuevo, TMY will be held on Jácome Plaza and the surrounding blocks. UA departments and research projects will connect with the public as exhibitors. The event is produced by our university nonprofit affiliate, the Southwest Folklife Alliance.
Learn more about the event >
The Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship Nominations Open
Deadline to nominate is September 12, 2022
In honor of Dr. Maria Teresa Velez, former Associate Dean, University of Arizona Graduate College, the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship is given annually to a doctoral student who has demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity in education, higher education, and the community at large. Two scholarships are available and include a $25,000 stipend, plus full base graduate tuition, and individual student health insurance for one year.
Learn more about the Velez Scholarship >
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Hosts Welcome Event on the Mall
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | UArizona Mall
Brought to you by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), celebrate and meet students and staff from the UArizona Cultural and Resource Centers. Connect with over 40 different clubs and organizations while learning about all of the resources available to help make your experience at UArizona great.
Learn more about the Office of Diversity & Inclusion >
Article: The Arizona Arts Master Plan sees the future through an inclusive lens
Posted July 18, 2022
The School of Art renovation was the first project to be completed as part of the Arizona Arts Master Plan. This is the third and final installment in a series of articles spotlighting the Arizona Arts Master Plan. While physical construction is the focus of the master plan, it also includes new programming designed to give opportunities for creative expression to historically underrepresented communities.
Read the full article >
UArizona to provide tuition-free education for Native American undergraduates in Arizona
Posted June 27, 2022
The new Arizona Native Scholars Grant program, the first of its kind in the state, will cover tuition and fees for full-time, in-state undergraduate students from Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes. Beginning in the fall, new and continuing full-time, degree-seeking, in-state undergraduates will be eligible for the Arizona Native Scholars Grant, the first program of its kind in Arizona.
Learn more about the program >
Photo credit: Chris Richards/University of Arizona
UArizona recognizes Juneteenth with embedded year-round programming
Posted June 14, 2022
A planning committee chaired by Dr. Tyina Steptoe and Dr. Treya Allen has developed a yearlong program, Beyond Juneteenth, as a means of promoting awareness of the holiday and its significance within the struggle for racial justice in the United States. This programming will illuminate and celebrate the history of African Americans in the Southwest and the impact Black Americans have had in shaping our state and our region.
Read the statement from President Robbins >
Photo credit: Derek Lamar/Unsplash
Announcing the Inaugural JustArts Fellowship
Deadline to submit: June 6, 2022
The JustArts Fellowship for Student Leaders in the Arts advances equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) by inviting student leaders in the arts to identify challenges and propose creative solutions. Students selected for the Fellowship design and complete a change-oriented project that increases student access to meaningful arts experiences. Apply to be considered for the 2022-2023 Fellows Class
View the Flyer >
Read the Call for Submissions >
S.A.L.O.N. has a huge showing for its first event
Posted April 1, 2022
The School of Theater, Film, & Television and the School of Art’s invisibility and Sienna Collective came together for its first Student Artist Live Opportunity Night (S.A.L.O.N). Hosting over a dozen performances and demonstrations and over 50 attendees, the event was a success in supporting students of color in the arts in their works-in-progress for curated feedback. This outdoor “salon” is intended to expand student networks across the UA arts programs gaining valuable insight, connections, and support.
More about S.A.L.O.N.
S.A.L.O.N highlights the critical scholarship and need for community building for underrepresented students in the arts on UArizona campus.