All events are in Central time unless specified.

Monday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, this day celebrates coming out and the recognition of the 1987 march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality.

National Indigenous People’s Day

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
An alternative celebration to Columbus Day, gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.

National Coming Out Day Photobooth

Date: Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
A photo booth to celebrate yourself! Featuring National Coming Out Day backgrounds, photo props, and printed photos of you and your friends to take home.
This event originated in LGBQTA+ Center & Women’s Center.

The Importance of Public Remembering after Forced Forgetting of Mass Atrocities

SGIS Colloquium Theme: Confronting Historical Silences

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: Zoom Event
‘We must never forget’ is one of the common phrases one hears on the anniversary of 9/11 in the US. One common practice is to read the name of each person who perished then. Listening to each of the names, one can’t help but realize how …
This event originated in School of Global Integrative Studies.

Writing Brilliant Essays: A Conversation with Elissa Washuta

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Location: Online
Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a nonfiction writer. She is the author of White Magic, My Body Is a Book of Rules, and Starvation Mode. With Theresa Warburton, she is co-editor of the anthology Shapes of Native Nonfiction: …
This event originated in Department of English.

Ongoing Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

LGBT History Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
A U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights movement.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment …

Shemini Atzeret

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
A Jewish holiday also known as “The Eighth (Day) of Assembly” takes place the day after the Sukkot festival, where gratitude for the fall harvest is deeply internalized.

Simchat Torah

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
A Jewish holiday, marks the end of the weekly readings of the Torah. The holy book is read from chapter one of Genesis, to Deuteronomy 34, then back to chapter one again, in acknowledgement of the words of the Torah being a circle; a never ending …