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Dustdevil Diversity & Inclusion

With over 8,400 students enrolled and some 31 countries represented in its combined undergraduate-graduate population (the largest number coming from México), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) celebrates the "International" in its name proudly. It also promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion not only on campus but everywhere Dustdevils go! Join us in celebrating the diversity that you bring to TAMIU. Get a glimpse of other cultures, traditions and thoughts. Get involved in events. Open your eyes to an exciting new world.

Visit our Dustdevil Diversity Spotlight Series page to find out inspirations and accomplishments of our Dustdevil community, immerse yourself in our dedicated Heritage pages, or scan our research page for studies and publications by our diverse faculty members.

Browse TAMIU's Social Justice Leadership Series to learn more.

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Leadership requires Empathy, Knowledge, and skill
Browse TAMIU's International Leadership Series to learn more.

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Heritage Month Highlight

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African American History Month

This year, the United States and countries around the world will unite to celebrate Black History Month in February once again since its inception in 1926 and Texas A&M International University is proud to be a part of it.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month founder, declared that the commemoration should occur in the second week of February—between the birth days of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Themed, “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” commemoration and celebratory activities will explore the diversity of the Black family against the background of continued struggle to overcome inequality, exclusion, and injustice. This theme is most appropriate as the U.S. inaugurates its new President and its first-ever female Vice President of color with a bold agenda aimed to create equal opportunity for all segments of American society. As the Black community celebrates Black History Month 2022, it does so with renewed fervor, hope, and confidence in the American Dream.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

TAMIU Inclusion Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Committee

We are currently planning the 2022 African American History Month celebrations. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in our upcoming meetings and suggest events. For more information on how to join, please contact Committee Dr. Peter Haruna at pharuna@tamiu.edu or Mika Akikuni at makikuni@tamiu.edu

Events

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Virtual Lecture Series: Diversity

"Diverse Cultures, Diverse Humanities” is a seven-part virtual speaker series sponsored by Humanities Texas and hosted by Texas A&M International University.

Spring 2022 events will take place in the evenings at 7 PM Central (8 PM Eastern) and are free and open to anyone who is interested in joining—just register for the event and you will receive all necessary information.

Your questions are welcome and you will have the opportunity to interact with our speakers if time permits. Keep an eye on this page for more information.

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The Culture of Love, Cultural del Amor

Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts, in collaboration with Tim Rubel Human Shakes, invites dance aficionados and novices alike to enjoy an evening of exciting, story-driven dance performances focusing on love stories, as told through marginalized, Queer voices.

The performance, “The Culture of Love/La Cultura Del Amor” takes the stage Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Theater.

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Past Event Highlights

Lift Every Voice

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Curanderismo

500 Years of La Llorona

 

Dive into a New World 

“One of the beauties of art is that it reflects an artist's entire life.”

- Andy Goldsworthy

 

Who doesn’t love to relax and explore a new world through a book while listening to music and enjoying a snack on the side? And yes, it can all be done at the same time! Here, we introduce you to authors, music and recipes from here and all over the planet that add to our collective thoughts, voice and way of enjoying life.

 

Cabaneulas: A Novel book cover.

Kamala's Way: An American Life

The Kamala Harris the public knows today is tough, smart, quick-witted, and demanding. She’s a prosecutor—her one-liners are legendary—but she’s more reticent when it comes to sharing much about herself, even in her memoirs. Fortunately, former Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain has been there from the start.

In Kamala’s Way, he charts her career from its beginnings handling child molestation cases and homicides for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and her relationship as a twenty-nine-year-old with the most powerful man in the state: married Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, a relationship that would prove life-changing. Morain takes readers through Harris’s years in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, explores her audacious embrace of the little-known Barack Obama, and shows the sharp elbows she deployed to make it to the US Senate. He analyzes her failure as a presidential candidate and the behind-the-scenes campaign she waged to land the Vice President spot. Along the way, he paints a vivid picture of her values and priorities, the kind of people she brings into her orbit, the sorts of problems she’s good at solving, and the missteps, risks, and bold moves she’s made on her way to the top.

About the Author

Dan Morain has covered California policy, politics, and justice-related issues for more than four decades, including twenty-seven years at the Los Angeles Times and eight at The Sacramento Bee, where he was editorial page editor.

Taste of Life

Each culture has a rich culinary aspect to it. Taken from faculty and students, a new recipe will be posted periodically to give you the chance to embrace a new culture. Bookmark this page to stay up to date.

Recipe food dish

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a fragrant and delicious, one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries such as The Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Togo and Mali. It is also called 'reddish one-pot dish' and varies in these countries.

Jollof rice traditionally consists of rice, cooking oil, vegetables such as tomato, onion, red pepper, garlic, ginger and scotch bonnet. To enhance the color of the dish, tomato paste is added. As seasoning spices, salt, seasoning and stock cubes (a blend of flavour enhancers, salt, nutmeg and herbs), curry powder and dried thyme are used. To complement the dish, chicken, turkey, beef or fish are often served with the dish.

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