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October 6, 2021

IEC Announces Fall Calendar


The College’s Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) has planned an exciting lineup of events for the fall 2021 semester. All programs are offered by the IEC, part of Guilford’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Many are co-sponsored by multiple offices on campus, as well as a variety of community partners.

“As the College transitioned to virtual learning in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the IEC issued a campus survey to all students asking what types of programs they would like to see,” explains Interim Vice President of DEI Krishauna Hines-Gaither. “The students spoke, and we listened. Students shared that they want programs that include a variety of multiple identities, relevance to their real lives, and attention to current events.”

Check out the full list of events.

As always, all of the programs are free and most are open to the public. Many will be offered on Zoom to allow more attendees. To receive Zoom links, community members are invited to register online. And they’re encouraged to bring a friend with them.

Register for an event. 

The events have been happening throughout the semester. September programs included a workshop on writing and performing, a discussion about Critical Race Theory, and a panel in celebration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. 

October and November are packed with additional engaging programs. From a book discussion of There, There by Tommy Orange to discussions about athletes and mental health and research into gender and environmental justice, there’s so much to learn and explore.

“It is important that the lineup is not random but reflects the needs and positionalities of the Guilford community,” Krishauna says. “We attempt to provide programming that honors our rich diversities, and we try to strike a nice balance between difficult dialogues and celebration. Finally, our work is more impactful when it is done in community. Therefore, we seek campus collaborators and co-sponsors to engage in this important work with the Intercultural Engagement Center.”

Learn more about the Intercultural Engagement Center’s transformative programs and trainings during a personalized or virtual visit to campus, which are now available. Contact the Office of Admission at admission@guilford.edu or 336.316.2100 fo more information.