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The Under the Blacklight series will feature “The Fire This Time.” Against the backdrop of an increasingly unfathomable number of deaths, the precarity of Black life has been thrown in sharp relief once again. Following the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and George Floyd, police violence against Black people has re-emerged as a central focus of our political and cultural conversation. The social order that undergirds its existence is being challenged in cities across the country. Hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw. Panelists include Alicia Garza, Robin D.G. Kelly, Maria Moore and Devon Carbado. June 3, 8 p.m. Register.

The Gillings School of Global Public Health and the NC Area Health Educations Centers program will sponsor Inclusive Excellence Annual Symposium: Understanding and Addressing Structural Racism for faculty, instructional staff and teaching assistants that aims to elevate knowledge about inclusive pedagogy. These symposia will feature in-depth training and discussion around topics that are key to creating inclusive classrooms, particularly in the health professions. June 8 & 9, 10-3 p.m. via Zoom. Register.

Health Care Safe Zone is an alternative to Standard Safe Zone that similarly introduces concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The curriculum also covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources and common health professional scenarios, Design for health care professionals, but open to all. June 8, Noon–4 p.m. Register.

Safe Zone: Intersex Continuing Education trainings are meant to deepen knowledge around specific aspects of LGBTIQA+ identity. To attend, one must have completed either Standard Safe Zone or Health Care Safe Zone. June 12, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Register.

Standard Safe Zone training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. June 15, Noon–4 p.m. (virtual).Register.

The Virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference: Creating a Welcoming and Equitable Campus, presented by NCCU Department of Diversity and Inclusion, will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Leslie Locklear (UNC-Pembroke). $50 for faculty/staff/community, $25 for students. July 30 and 31, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Register

Racial Literacies is looking for co-conveners to help organize the monthly discussion sessions. Interested parties can contact Michael Palm ( or Susan Griffin (