Intercultural Lecture Series

Intercultural Lecture Series Schedule

Fall 2018

The Intercultural Lecture Series is designed to bring leading thinkers, educators and community leaders to UNC Greensboro for the purpose of advancing conversations on a variety of intersecting cultural and social issues.  This series helps UNC Greensboro students become more aware of and engaged with the increasingly diverse and interconnected world around us all.

All events will be held in the Elliott University Center Auditorium beginning at 7pm!

Mending Masculinity | Kavi Ade & Vision

August 29, 2018

Mending Masculinity is a collaborative spoken word tour featuring Kavi Ade & Vision. Through performance poetry, generative writing workshops, and critical dialogue the duo utilizes their separate lenses (as a Transgender Queer person and as a Cisgender Heterosexual person) to cultivate a conversation that encompasses all forms of masculinity, the performance of gender, and the inherent toxicity of gendered binaries in a patriarchal world.


Black Mental Health Matters | Phillip Roundtree

September 11, 2018

Recognizing the lack of emphasis placed on mental health and emotional awareness, Phillip Roundtree is speaking out. Driven by his professional and personal experiences, he champions mental health as an advocate for marginalized and underrepresented communities. The transparency Phillip brings to sharing his personal journey gives a face and a voice to living with depression and anxiety. Through his signature “This is what depression looks like” t-shirt, he offers hope to those who’ve yet to recognize their emotional and cognitive strength. Phillip has been practicing professionally in the areas of behavioral health and child welfare since 2005. In addition, Phillip is a NASM certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Pro Natural Bodybuilder, and Powerlifting Competitor, and credits his athletic accomplishments with playing an integral role in enhancing his mental wellness. He’s been coaching both athletes and non-athletes for three years. Academic success has also been a source of strength for Phillip. He received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bloomsburg University (2005), a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University (2007), and a master’s degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania (2014).

This presentation addresses the overly-stigmatized topic of mental health within the black community. Phillip will discuss key ideas relating to historical / current perceptions within the community, societal factors that impact minority wellness, and barriers impacting the utilization of services. He will also offer perspectives as a black man living in today’s society with a mental health diagnosis, while successfully navigating familial, career, and social responsibilities.


Thriving Through Transitions | Lydia X. Z. Brown

November 13, 2018

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, and writer whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. They have worked to advance transformative change through organizing in the streets, writing legislation, conducting anti-ableism workshops, testifying at regulatory and policy hearings, and disrupting institutional complacency everywhere from the academy to state agencies and the nonprofit-industrial complex. At present, Lydia serves as founding board member of the Alliance for Citizen-Directed Services, stakeholder representative to the Massachusetts One Care Implementation Council overseeing health care for Medicaid/Medicare dually-eligible individuals, and board member of the Autism Women’s Network. Lydia recently completed a term as Chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, serving in that role from 2015 to 2017 as the youngest appointee nationally to chair any state developmental disabilities council. Lydia is a past Holley Law Fellow at the National LGBTQ Task Force, where they focused on reproductive justice and disability rights policy issues, and past Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership, where they focused on employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities. Lydia also worked for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for several years as part of the national public policy team, where Lydia worked on various issues relating to criminal justice and disability, healthcare disparities and service delivery models, and research and employment disparities.

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