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Diversity Week at the Library

Diversity Week at UCF

2018: A New Day dawns:
ucf inclusive excellence


October 15-19, 2018

UCF Diversity Week is a celebration of our diverse community and an opportunity to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture.


For more information about Diversity Week at UCF visit:


2017 Diversity Week Student Poster Contest Winner Alicia Munroe






   2017 Diversity Week Student Poster Contest Winner
   Alicia Munroe, senior, Emerging Media – Web Design

Diversity Events at the John C. Hitt Library

Zine Workshop
Library 223

zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter

Learn to inspire and transform at our zine workshop by creating your own, and view our special collection made by UCF students.

Movie viewings
Library 3rd floor Media area next to

Weavers of Orlando
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Library 2nd floor next to Reference and Information Desk

Come see the spinning wheel and try weaving on the loom. There is also kumihimo braiding you can make and take.

Open Heart Open Mic
Thursday, October 18
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share – on any topic.

Any original work presented at an Open Heart Open Mic event will be eligible to be listed in STARS KnightVerse. STARS is UCF’s digital repository designed to disseminate, publicize, and share works by, for, and about UCF. KnightVerse is the area within STARS for library related student work. After presenting, see the Open Heart Open Mic host for information about submitting your original work.

Starting a Family Search

Join librarian Rich Gause to learn how to use government documents and other free resources to uncover your family's history.

Film: Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
Friday, October 19
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States – a 1966 riot in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.



Diversity Activities at the John C. Hitt Library


We Come From All Over

Next to the LibTech Desk on the 3rd floor is a map. Anyone can add a pin to the area where they and their families have lived. This provides a graphic demonstration that we are UCF and UCF is from everywhere.