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SJAC Freshman Representative Application 2018

The UAB Social Justice Advocacy Council is a programming, leadership and advocacy board comprised of a diverse group of students that promote multicultural awareness and inclusive excellence.

Our objective is to celebrate diversity of identity, broaden cultural understanding, encourage unity, empower marginalized and underrepresented groups, educate about identity related issues, and promote intercultural interactions between all communities of people at The University of...

Social Justice Conference: #GetWokeAlabama

Sunday, Apr 8, 9 am
Hill Student Center

Join us for the annual Social Justice Conference, by and for students! Whether you're a seasoned activists on your campus or you just want to get started, this event if for you.

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Call for Session Proposals | Social Justice Conference

Jan 1 - Mar 5

We invite Alabama college and university students to submit a proposal for the 2nd annual Social Justice Conference on April 8th in UAB Hill Student Center.

We want you to share your successes (and failures) and advice with your fellow students regarding social justice related work that you have participated in on your campus or in your community. All Alabama college and university students are invited to submit a presentation proposal (lecture, workshop, panel, etc.). We want a...

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#metoo gallery

Thursday, Feb 22, 11 am
Hill Performance Lounge

Join us for a sexual harassment/assault awareness event with a poster gallery of student's stories. The purpose of this event to understand the prevalence of this issue and to de-stigmatize the sharing of these experiences. 


You may submit your anonymous story here (by Feb 18th):

There will be resource information and a counselor on site.

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International Bazaar 2018

Wednesday, Jan 31, 11 am
HSC Ballroom

Join us for the our annual International Bazaar. Enjoy various cuisine from local restaurants, activities by campus organizations and performances. This event is free and open to the entire Birmingham and UAB community!


UAB RSOs are invited to do an activity, submit a proposal by January 14th:

We invite UAB and Birmingham area groups (or individuals) to perform, contact Renuka ( or Jocelyn (RSOs,...

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Coming Out on the Green

Monday, Oct 16, 11 am
The Green, North

Join us for OutWeek's kick-off celebration for LGBTQ+ history month with games and food!


If you would like to be a helping hand and volunteer, fill out the following form:!/showSignUp/4090449aba722a3fc1-coming

Tabling request deadline has passed.

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SJAC Welcome Mixer

Wednesday, Aug 30, 5 pm
Hill Amphitheater

Join the Social Justice Advocacy Council to meet identity and cultural based student organizations and fellow students. Enjoy food, music, and company!

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Stay Woke Alabama

Saturday, Apr 8, 9 am
Heritage Hall Building

This free social justice conference aims to address the challenges and advantages of doing social justice advocacy work on Alabama campuses. The Social Justice Advocacy Council is looking for presentations prepared by current students in Alabama regarding social justice advocacy work they have participated in, facilitated, or organized on campus or in their community.

University/college students from all Alabama campuses are invited to register by April...

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International Women's Day

Tuesday, Mar 7, 11 am
Hill Ballroom

International Women’s Day focuses on women’s issues and identities. UAB and community groups will host tables with activities related to women’s equity issues. Women-owned businesses and vendors will be in the ballroom selling their goods -- so come prepared to shop!

Open to the public!

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International Bazaar

Thursday, Jan 26, 11 am
UAB Hill Student Center Ballroom

In partnership with a variety of individuals and group participants, UAB’s Social Justice Advocacy Council will showcase the cultural diversity inherent to our university and the greater Birmingham community. There will be informational displays, free food, and student led performances and activities with a focus on international representation.

If you or your organization wants to participate, check out the ways below:


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Social Justice Conference Call for Submissions

Oct 27 - Feb 5

Proposal DEADLINE EXTENDED to Sunday, February 5, 2017, by 11:59 PM, and should be submitted online at

The Social Justice Advocacy Council (SJAC) will be hosting the Social Justice Conference: Stay Woke Alabama for graduate, undergraduate and professional students at UAB on April 8th. This conference aims to address the challenges and advantages of doing social justice advocacy work on Alabama campuses. We’re looking for presentations prepared...

This event does not require an RSVP.

Coming Out on the Green

Monday, Oct 10, 11 am
North Green

Coming Out on the Green occurs during LGBTQ History Month and is the kickoff to OutWeek – a week-long celebration of LGBTQ identities and issues. Coming Out on the Green is a partnership with several UAB and Birmingham community groups. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come learn about LGBTQ related resources, meet other people, walk through the rainbow door, win prizes, enjoy free food and tie dye a special UAB Pride t-shirt.

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Social Justice Mixer

Wednesday, Aug 31, 6 pm
Hill Student Center Pavilion

The Social Justice Mixer is a welcome back to campus event that showcases identity and cultural based student organizations and UAB programs. The Mixer is an opportunity for students from all backgrounds to engage in networking and develop positive cross cultural relationships and get to know different identity based organizations around campus. There will be food, music, prizes and fun!

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Spread the Word to End the Word

Monday, Mar 14, 11 am
Hill Student Center Performance Lounge

Using the "r-word" can be very harmful to individuals and their loved ones, and is one of the many ways abelism is present in everyday language. Let's talk about why. Sign the pledge to end the word!

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Multicultural Council International Bazaar

Wednesday, Jan 27, 11 am
Hill Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor)

Join the Multicultural Council for this year's International Bazaar, featuring various delicious cuisine, cultural performances, and informative exhibitions from the many diverse cultures represented here in Birmingham! This year, we will be featuring many of UAB's identity-based student organizations on campus- come check them out! 

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Multicultural & Diversity Film Series

Tuesday, Sep 29, 7 pm
Campbell Hall 405

We will be showing a film called, "I Exist." A documentary about how "Gay and Lesbian Middle Easterners who live in the United States must frequently combat the negative stereotypes revolving around both their sexuality and their race. This award-winning film features interviews with a variety of young men, women and their family members who share with viewers some of the experiences, joys and sorrows of this diverse community." 

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LGBTQ Kickoff Event

Monday, Oct 12, 11 am
The Green

Join Multicultural council on the green to celebrate LGBTQ history and heritage month. We will be handing out delicious doughnuts and sharing information about personal pronouns! 

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Multicultural & Diversity Film Series

Tuesday, Oct 13, 7 pm
Heritage Hall Room 106

We will be showing a 20 minute documentary, "When I'm Not Alone" following a Trans person with disabilities who is an advocate for himself and other people with disabilities. 

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Multicultural & Diversity Film Series

Wednesday, Sep 23, 7 pm
The New Freshman Residence Hall in the Cahaba Room

We will be showing the documentary "Love, Women and Flowers" about the hazardous labor conditions for the 90,000 women in the Colombian flower industry created to supply the US with carnations in every color. 

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Latin@ Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, Sep 15, 11 am
UAB Commons

Join Multicultural Council on the commons for the Latin@/Hispanic Heritage month! We will be promoting a language campaign "Think Before You Speak," ending the use of the term Illegal Alien and replacing it with Undocumented Immigrant or Undocumented Citizen. 

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Poetic Justice

Thursday, Apr 2, 7 pm
Odess Theatre

If you know anyone who has a talent for poetry, let them know about this event! We need performers! The 2015 Poetic Justice Poetry Slam is almost here! GET EXCITED. We are very fortunate to have Sarah Kay as out guest MC and performer. It is not too late to sign up participate. If you are interested in participating, you must be able to attend the workshop of March 31st. Come out to Odess Theatre on April 2nd at 7:00 pm! WE NEED PERFORMERS, SO PLEASE SIGN UP! THERE ARE PRIZES. The link to...

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