Guns and Violence Awareness Week hosts Racism and Hate Crimes Day, featuring a discussion and dessert with SpectrUM on Hate Crimes at 8 p.m. in Fletch’s Apartment, Hecht Residential College.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29
The Wellness Center is celebrating its eighth annual Wellness Expo “Healthy Haunted House” from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend in costume. Don’t miss the live music by Unison, dance demonstrations, pumpkin decorating contest and prizes for the best costume. For more information, contact 305-284-6524.
Guns and Violence Awareness week invites you to participate in a SAFE self-defense class at the Wellness Center at 6 p.m. The class will be followed by a candlelight vigil and a walk around campus.
The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) will be hosting a silent, candlelight vigil walk to honor those involved with relationship violence. The vigil begins at 7 p.m. at the Yaron Field House, behind the Wellness Center. The vigil walk will follow the path of the new campus-walking trail to the Rock for a brief ceremony. For more information, please contact 305-284-4211.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 30
Don’t forget to quench your thirst at the Rat for Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour from 7 until 10 p.m. with live music to keep you going all night long.
Join Guns and Violence Awareness Week on the Rock from 2 to 4 p.m. for Youth Violence and Child Abuse Day with pizza and poetry reading.
Guns and Violence Awareness Week presents Bowling for Columbine at Cosford Cinema at 8 p.m.
The Adrien Empire will be holding its annual Hallow’s Eve Medieval Festival, an evening event of medieval entertainment, food and game booths out on the Rock starting at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 31
Planning on going to the Grove to celebrate Halloween? Then be sure to take the Ibis Ride shuttle, available from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. so you can party the night away, thanks to the hard work of Student Government.
Support and remember survivors and victims of violence by participating in Feel Good Friday. Meet at the Rock at 3 p.m. to build a haunted house at Community Partnership for the Homeless.
The Rat is back and in full effect! Come get your laugh on with Ms. Dominique and Ronnie Jordan at the October Belly Bust at 7 p.m. There will be a cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand re-opening of the Rat.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5
The Tibetan Library of Miami presents the Venerable Geshe Lundub Sopa who will present a public talk on “Compassion and Wisdom: the Essence of Tibetan Buddhism” in LC 140 at 7 p.m. President Shalala will introduce Geshe Sopa and welcome him. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Society for the Study of Religions.
Don’t miss Speak Your Truth Campus Forum #1 from 8 to 10 p.m. in LC 110. This all-campus forum explores how racial and cultural stereotypes create division and obscure commonalities. Led by an all campus student panel with special guests Mihoko Suzuki, Pat Saunders, Lillian Manzor, Steve Clark and Matt Ward.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6
Geshe Sopa will lead a discussion and seminar on “Understanding the Nature of the Mind, a Psychological Perspective, Applying the Philosophical Principles of Tibetan Buddhism.” The seminar will be held at the Department of Religious Studies in the Ashe building. For more information, contact 305-667-6763.
Screaming Monkeys continues with “Who Are You?” a workshop on cultural identity and the creative spirit with UM artists Nick Carbo, M. Evelina Galand, Maureen Seaton and Jose F. Grave de Peralta. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. in the Wesley Center.
Be sure to catch Speak Your Truth Campus Forum #2: “Do you see your story in American History?” The forum will be lead by UM’s Asian American Community with special guests Sanjeev Chatterjees, Sandra Oh and Helen Zia.
Find out How the Body Screams #1 from 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. in the Dance Movement Studio (Hecht 232). This dance workshop with choreographer and activist Pearl Ubungen is open to everyone, regardless of experience.