Signature Programs

Controversies of Culture: This program is designed to discuss current issues affecting the US and the world. Two programs will be hosted by the staff in the Fall, and two in the Spring by the Center’s graduate assistants.
The Multicultural Conversation Series: Provides a forum where various members of the University of West Georgia’s Community can share their cultural backgrounds and experiences. This takes place in an informal setting.

Multicultural Book Discussion: Designed to promote intercultural communication, education and awareness, through the reading and discussion of various books about the cultures that are represented at the University of West Georgia.

Fair Trade Coffee Tasting: Fair Trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help coffee producers in developing countries promotes sustainability. Did you know that the average consumption of coffee in the US is 3.1 cups a day? The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosts a coffee tasting event in November of each year, to educate the university community about the Fair Trade coffee industry.

Living Legacy Series: The Living Legacy series recognizes distinguished individuals or groups that have demonstrated courage, integrity, tenacity, commitment, and service to humanity.  It is imperative to acknowledge and value the contributions made to society.  The Living Legacy recipient(s) exemplify excellence in their chosen career path, civic engagement, and personally. The Living Legacy recipient(s) understands the significance of promoting inter-generational contact.  The series started in 2013. Click here for living legacy recipients.

Mix It Up Lunch Challenge: In October of each year, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion co-sponsors the annual "Mix It Up at Lunch Challenge!" This event was initiated in November 2002, by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) through its activism center ( It is dedicated to help obliterate bigotry, by promoting the valuing of diversity, understanding and acceptance.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: This program celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s annual birthday in January.  Specifically, the program seeks to continue Dr. King’s dream and work for non-violence and social justice. The program is free and open to the public. The program began 2010.

OXFAM Hunger Banquet USA: Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that helps create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice around the world.  The organization in the US was established in 1970. The Oxfam Hunger Banquet brings people together to help defeat poverty.  This event allows organizers and participants alike to experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world.  The Oxfam Hunger Banquet, which is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, started in 2011 at the University of West Georgia.