Grant Recipients

2015-2016

Human Differences across Time and Space Seminar Series

Anthropology department hosts a year-long seminar series, featuring external and internal speakers, examining human differences both across time and over space.  The speaking events will be open to the University community and to the public. 

Ian Harvie Presents Ian Harvie Superhero

The Counseling Center is applying for a grant from the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund to bring Ian Harvie, a well-known comic, actor, writer, and Trans-activist to UNC Charlotte in the Fall of 2015. He will meet with student leaders in an intimate roundtable setting and present a program in the form of a standup comedic performance that will document his journey as a Trans Man through which he examines cultural issues related to sexual and gender identity.

International Film Festival

We are applying for funds to organize an International Film Festival in 2016. The funds will be used to invite film directors and speakers and to pay for some of the film rights.

Making Our Worlds

Our project will bring UNC Charlotte faculty, urban English language arts middle and high school teachers, and UNC Charlotte’s pre-service English teachers together as “makers” of the language arts--as digital storytellers, makers of documentaries and performance artists of poetry.

Mental Health First Aid to Engage Latino and Asian American Immigrant Communities

In order to improve mental health in immigrant communities, we propose to deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to key informants in Latino and Asian American immigrant communities. The proposed MHFA will provide opportunities for personal reflection, group discussion, and coordinated action for UNCC students, mental health consumers, family caregivers, and community leaders.

Military Culture: Have You Ever Served?

One-day conference aimed at increasing cultural awareness, both on campus and in the Charlotte community, with respect to military culture.  Conference attendees will gain an understanding of the unique perspectives of military affiliated students (military, veterans, and their families), identify resources necessary to support their success at UNCC and their transition to civilian life, and foster inclusion and diversity.

Music by Women Composers: A Multi-Media Performance

The UNC Charlotte Department of Music seeks funding to support a celebration of the music of women composers, including a multi-media performance and panel discussion with two female composers.In addition to being present at a multi-media concert of their works at UNC Charlotte Center City, these composers would speak to the challenges of succeeding in a male-dominated field to the UNC Charlotte and Charlotte communities.

Nanotechnology Workshop for Elementary Schools

The funding requested in this proposal will support the partnership between the Dhyani Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc. and Dr. Vivero-Escoto’s group to present the “Think Big, Do Nano” workshop in at least seven elementary schools of the CMS system and the UNC Charlotte Science and TechnologNanotechnology Workshop for Elementary Schoolsy Expo.

Nouveau Sud. Souveau Cirque, Intercultural Communication through the Power of the Acrobatic Gesture

This project is the development of Charlotte's first "contemporary circus company," connecting diverse ethnic communities through circus arts and performance.

Race, Culture, and Place: Latinos and the Making of the New South

This project originates in the Center for the Study of the New South (CSNS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte. The programming for 2015-2016 will focus on the historical and contemporary Latino presence in the New South. As part of our programming for next year, we would like to have a lecture, slated for March 2016 on the political, cultural, economic and social dynamics related to Latinos in our community and other communities throughout the South.