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Diversity Week at UCF Libraries


Although the usual expansive Diversity Week celebration will not be happening in 2021, UCF Libraries will still provide a series of events over the course of the month. The events will focus on promoting diverse voices from the Libraries' collections and at UCF.


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:

UCF Celebrates Diversity @ UCF Libraries

Diversity in Comics
Tuesday, October 12
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us as we review various forms of comics and discuss the importance of representation in comics and graphic novels.

View recording

For more information on Diversity in Comics, check out this guide from the UCF Curriculum Materials Center on diverse representation in the Libraries' collection:

Crochet with Gaby
Thursday, October 14
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to create a beginner's crochet project as Downtown Library staff member, Gaby, takes you step by step through it live in this virtual webinar.

Open Heart, Open Mic
Tuesday, October 19
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Hybrid - Zoom/In Person - 223

Experience the creative works of Knights and friends around the world sharing what the Knight community means to them. Participants and viewers will have both a virtual and in person option. Walk in presentations are welcome! 


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.

Color Your Story bookend decorating
Thursday, October 21
10:00 am - 11:30 am
John C. Hitt Library and Downtown Library

How would you color your story?

Join UCF Libraries at 2 locations to decorate bookends using paint pens, permanent markers, and decoupage as a way to illustrate your truth and lived experiences. Plus you get a great decoration to take home!

- On Main Campus, outside the new Student Union facing entrance of the John C. Hitt Library.
- On Downtown Campus, Dr. Philips Academic Commons room 151.

In the event that in person activities are not suggested for health and safety reasons, we will have craft packs for bookend decorating available for pick up the week of the event at the Circulation desks in the John C. Hitt Library, Curriculum Materials Center and Downtown Campus Library (while supplies last).

Graphic Novel Book Club - Butler's Kindred
Tuesday, October 26
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join UCF Libraries in a engaging discussion about the graphic novelization of Octavia Butler's Kindred. Don't forget to read the book first! The link to an electronic version owned by UCF Libraries will be sent in your registration confirmation.


The 2021 UCF Libraries Diversity Committee has gathered a list of streaming videos from the Libraries' collections to illustrate diverse topics.

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