This week: 5 events to watch on Wednesday & Thursday
We’ve combed through the campus calendars to draw your attention to the interesting events happening each week. Here are 5 upcoming events taking place in the days leading up to Spring Break.
For even more student-focused events, bookmark this calendar.
What is health: beyond the pill
March 9 | 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Zoom
Birth control is not unique. This free 30-minute webinar by the University Health Center will explain your options, including IUDs, implant, injection, birth control pills, emergency contraception, condoms and more.
Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Can’t attend the live webinar? Register and a link to the recording will be emailed to you after the webinar.
“What the Health” is a monthly 30-minute interactive Zoom webinar series hosted by the University Health Center. Each month, one of our healthcare experts hosts a short discussion on a different trending healthcare topic. You’ll learn the facts and get tips for a healthier lifestyle. Each event ends with a Q&A where you can get your questions answered anonymously.
My body is not a project
March 9 | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Two locations – Nebraska East Union and Nebraska Union
Promote body positivity with others by sharing what you like or appreciate about your body. Art canvases will be installed outside the Nebraska East Union and Nebraska Union for students to creatively participate in and share their message. In addition, resources on body image and eating disorder awareness will be made available to students.
This is a Big Red Resilience & Well-Being project.
Maternal and Reproductive Health Care for Women BIPOC
March 9 | 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. | Willa Cather Dining Complex, Pioneer Hall
Topics covered in this Cooper Conversation will be prenatal care, access/barriers to care and birth control, and postnatal care for the child and mother, both physical and emotional. The conversation will feature health professionals, academics and advocates working to improve maternal health care outcomes for women of color. RSVP to attend.
SJ Sindu reads BLUE SKIN GODS
March 10 | 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Andrews Hall, Bailey Library
SJ Sindu, a former UNL student and nationally acclaimed author, will read excerpts from her new novel, BLUE-SKIN GODS. The book was acclaimed by The New York Times; Roxanne Gay; Weekly publishers; and elsewhere, and has been featured on NPR Weekend Edition.
BLUE-SKINNED GODS is the story of a boy born with blue skin in Tamil Nadu, India. Traveling from ashrams to New York’s underground rock scene, the novel explores ethnic, gender and sexual identities and examines the need to believe in a fractured world.
Restoring the Sacred with Renee Sans Souci of the Umo ho Nation
March 10 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud A
This presentation focuses on #MMIWG2S and the history of violence against Indigenous women. The disruption of our traditional knowledge base and ways of life will be discussed, as well as the current healing movement that many of us are engaged in, which is to restore the sacred. Register to attend.
Sponsored by AFIRE and the Department of Diversity and Inclusion.
Diversity and Inclusion
University Health Center