Social Change Leadership Series

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Nationally institutions have had a rise of reports of discrimination and student protests where they feel their voices are not being heard. Institutions face social justice issues and inequities.

For our institution to live up to its mission, we must continuously provide resources and support to our students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We must have a critical eye on where our institution stands and how we can effectively provide educational opportunities for all.

The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement Social Change Initiative is an effort to incorporate values of service and respect and encourage personal growth around individual identities and power dynamics.

Given the amount of complexity on what social justice and diversity means, TAMIU community members will greatly benefit from yearlong programming. These programs will include Cultural Heritage Month Events and Social Change Leadership Series while engaging in dialogues about issues of power, privilege, oppression, and identities.

These programs would provide a space and resources for diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on campus. To add, collaboration throughout the university will be encouraged. We need to come together as a community to effectively facilitate dialogues on issues of social justice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy on education is that, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” (1947).

2023-2024 Social Change Leadership Series Schedule.
Date Time Topic Recordings
Wednesday April 10, 2024 3:20-4:20p.m. Songkran Celebration  
Monday, March 25, 2024 3:20-4:20p.m. Amplify Your Voice: Balancing Activism and Free Speech Policies w/ Dr. Nicholas Hudson sponsored by TAMIU Greek Council Watch Recording
Monday, February 26, 2024 3:20-4:20p.m. Carnivalizing Slavery: African Diaspora Festive Celebrations and Black History sponsored by SGA I.D.E.A. Committee Watch Recording
Wednesday February 21, 2024 3:20-4:20p.m. Reproductive Justice: Relationships, Choice and Sexual Health in a Post-Dobbs World w/ Dr. Elizabeth Terrazas Carrillo sponsored by Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity  
Wednesday November 8, 2023 3:20-4:20p.m. Indigenous Land Acknowledgments: Respecting and Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Histories w/ Dr. Nicholas Hudson Watch Recording
Monday October 30, 2023 3:20-4:20p.m. Dangerous Drinking: Halloween and Alcohol w/ SCAN, sponsored by TAMIU Greek Council and Student Health Services Watch Recording
Wednesday October 18, 2023 3:20-4:20p.m. Acting (G)Locally: Seventeen Goals for Global Sustainable Development w/ Consuelo Guzman Watch Recording
Wednesday October 11, 2023 3:20-4:20p.m. Latinx Sexual Health w/ PILAR Watch Recording
Thursday September 21, 2023 2:00-3:00pm Power Dynamics: Myths and Facts About Hazing w/ Dr. Nicholas Hudson, sponsored by TAMIU Greek Council Watch Recording

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Previous Recordings Table
Date Time Topic Recordings
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 4:30-5:30p.m. Women's History Month: TBD  
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 4:30-5:30p.m. Black History Month: TBD  
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 4:30-5:30p.m. Conscious Coffee Hour: TBD  
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. LGBTQIA+ History Month: Laredo's LGBTQ Advancements Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Conscious Coffee Hour: Blackface & Cultural Appropriation  
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Indigenous People's Month: Laredo's Indigenuous People's Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Conscious Coffee Hour: Environmental Impacts on Communities of Color Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Conscious Coffee Hour: The Impact of Latino and Youth Vote Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Latinx Heritage Month: The Power of Latinx Leadership Watch Live Recording
Monday, May 2, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: TBD  
Wednesday, April 12, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Arab Heritage Month: TBD Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, March 29, 2022 4:30-5:30p.m. Conscious Coffee Hour: TBD  
Monday, May 3 2021 4:30-5:30p.m. #HateIsAVirus: A Conversation About Asian Pacific Islander Discrimination in the U.S. Watch Live Recording!
Wednesday, April 28 2021 4:30-5:30p.m. Race, Culture, & Social Justice Watch Live Recording!
Wednesday, November 18 2020 4:30-5:30p.m. Social Justice & Mental Health  Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, October 28 2020 4:30-5:30p.m. Blackface & Cultural Appropriation Watch Live Recording 
Friday, October 9 2020 8a.m.-10p.m. Coming Out Stories Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, September 30 2020 4:30-5:30p.m. Colorism in the Latinx Community Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, September 16 2020 4:30-5:30p.m. Latino Masculinities Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, April 14 2020 4:30-5:30p.m. Arab Heritage Month Watch Live Recording!