Tag: Multicultural Resource Center

Celebrating the 89th birthday of Dr. King at UNC Charlotte

| January 20, 2018
Celebrating the 89th birthday of Dr. King at UNC Charlotte

Jan. 15 marked the 89th birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In recognition of his life and legacy, UNC Charlotte planned a number of opportunities for both students and community members to come together in celebration. The theme for this year was “#Hashtag to Action: Actualizing the Dream.” The events are sponsored […]

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An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
An hour in the life: The poverty simulation

On November 17, a sort of chaos took over the Student Union as students took part in a poverty simulation hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). Eviction officers turned over the chairs that had represented students’ homes, students scrambled to gather money to pay their rent, and participants frantically ran in and out of […]

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UNC Charlotte remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, life and achievements were commemorated Jan. 17 in McKnight Hall at 3:30 p.m. and was presented by the Multicultural Resource Center. The event, which was open to the public, had Congresswoman Alma Adams as the keynote speaker. The program opened with remarks from Chancellor Philip Dubois who touched on […]

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LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

Queer Year One (QY1), a cohort program for first year students who identify as queer, transgender, non-binary or stand allied with the LGBTQ community, had their first meeting Jan. 18. Rather than focusing on the student’s identity, the program’s mission is to help members ease into life at UNC Charlotte during their first year as […]

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UNC Charlotte plans to expand presence of gender-neutral restrooms throughout campus

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte plans to expand presence of gender-neutral restrooms throughout campus

  The Campus Accessibility Advisory Committee and the Trans Committee under the Multicultural Resource Center are partnering to create more family style accessible unisex restrooms (FSAUR) in various buildings on campus. Joshua Burford, assistant director for Sexual and Gender Diversity, said the committees teamed up to create restrooms that make campus more accessible. “We developed […]

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MLK Celebration 2015 redefines civil rights in the 21st century

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
MLK Celebration 2015 redefines civil rights in the 21st century

McKnight Hall filled with UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to remember the life, ideas and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2015, sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, featured keynote speaker Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Morial’s speech centered not only […]

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Sometimes love is all you need

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sometimes love is all you need

Video by Nick Clemens. As students and members of the surrounding Charlotte area slowly filed into the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union, they sat in the seats farthest away from the husband and wife, UNC Charlotte faculty duo. As the front remains empty, Rabbi Dr. Barbara Thiede beckons to those on the outskirts, urging […]

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Culture Shock! brings students together through displays of diversity

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Culture Shock! brings students together through displays of diversity

On Thursday, Sept. 4, UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted a culture infused event entitled, “Culture Shock!” During the event, students were able to interact over food and music from around the world. Students were encouraged to play their favorite songs, meet new students, check out the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) table and eat […]

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QY1 administers comfort to freshmen LGBTQ

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
QY1 administers comfort to freshmen LGBTQ

Queer Year One (QY1) is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) freshman to make new friends and acclimate to the local and campus community at UNC Charlotte. Wednesday, Sept. 3 was the group’s first meeting. Nine people showed up for the first meeting, a fair turnout for a brand new group. […]

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Hillel and Multicultural Resource Center come together for the Love Song Shabbat

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hillel and Multicultural Resource Center come together for the Love Song Shabbat

The Multicultural Resource Center and UNC Charlotte’s Hillel (Jewish Student Association) have teamed up over the summer to plan, organize and launch the Love Song Shabbat, a nontraditional Jewish service that aims to make the traditional Jewish Shabbat service more inclusive. On Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 340 C-F, […]

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Walking to cure AIDS

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Walking to cure AIDS

Saturday, May 5, 2012, UNC Charlotte will take part in the 16th annual Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Walk Charlotte. According to their website, AIDS Walk Charlotte is the largest Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas and visually represents the community’s commitment to people HIV and AIDS. “Multicultural Resource Center […]

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UNC Charlotte plans to take back each and every night from domestic violence

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte plans to take back each and every night from domestic violence

“Take Back the Night,” a UNC Charlotte hosted event, is meant to raise awareness about domestic violence against women and families. The event will begin Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belk Tower and is scheduled to last about an hour or two. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in […]

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MRC hosts 10th annual Multicultural Leadership Conference

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
MRC hosts 10th annual Multicultural Leadership Conference

The 10th annual Multicultural Leadership Conference will be held in the  Cone University Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students that wish to get more involved in the community. The conference is held every year and is planned by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Center for Leadership Development. […]

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MRC hosts Poverty Simulation at UNC Charlotte

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
MRC hosts Poverty Simulation at UNC Charlotte

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will hold a poverty simulation in Student Union multipurpose room 340 Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, beginning at 1:30 p.m. “This simulation is designed to expose participants not only to the reality of poverty in our community, but will provide an insight into the complex world of government services and commercial […]

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