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International Month

Embodying the spirit of the Richmond Promise, International Month (I-Month) is a University of Richmond student-led initiative that includes partnerships with various student organizations, schools, departments, and offices across the University. In November, the Richmond campus celebrates the diversity of its cultures, backgrounds, and nationalities through various cross-cultural educational and social events. Students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and nationalities are encouraged to participate.

2015 I-Month Events

Monday, November 2
International Parade and Opening Ceremony
6-7:30 p.m. starting at the Forum and ending at the Carole Weinstein International Center

Gather with friends for an international flag parade, followed by sushi, samosas, dumplings, and cultural performances at the International Center! Celebrate the diversity of our campus community.

Thursday, November 5
I-Month Panel Discussion: Migrants or Refugees?
5-7 p.m. THC 346

Can the same group of people be both migrants and refugees? Come for a discussion on social justice, immigration, and refugee issues! Pizza will be provided.

November 6 & 8 (Friday and Sunday)
International Film Series: The Great Beauty (Italy)
11/6, 3 & 7:30 p.m. |
11/8, 7:30 p.m.
Ukrop Auditorium

Jep Gambardella has it all. He’s an accomplished writer, socialite, and the life of every party in Rome’s vibrant nightlife. His lavish lifestyle is seemingly bigger than life and... (read more)

Tuesday, November 10
International Dinner: Brazil
4-8 p.m. D-Hall

Allow your tastebuds to celelbrate I-Month also at the International Dinner. Themed around Brazilian culture, the dinner will feature multiple Latin American-inspired dishes along with music and entertainment.

November 13 & 15 (Friday and Sunday)
International Film Series: O Mestre e o Divino (Brazil)
11/13, 3 & 7:30 p.m. | 11/15, 7:30 p.m.
Ukrop Auditorium

Divino is an indigenous Brazilian and Adalberto a German missionary living for more than 50 years among the Xavante people. Brought together by an interest in filmmaking, this odd couple... (read more)

Saturday, November 14
Spider Night
9 p.m.–Midnight, Alice Haynes Room
Join Spider Nights, the International Club, and the South Asian Student Alliance for a night featuring Indian food, Dandiya traditional dancing, and the opportunity to meet lots of people!

Tuesday, November 17
Learning Abroad Symposium
4–6:30 p.m. Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

Students, faculty, and staff share their experiences and lessons from abroad with peers from across campus. Learn More

Wednesday, November 18
Global Music Series: Papa Susso
7:30-9 p.m. Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

Master kora artist Papa Susso performs original music from Gamibian culture and answers questions about the art form his family helped develop. Learn More

Friday, November 20
Fashion Show and Closing Celebration
7–9 p.m. Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

Close this month of cultural celebration on a high note! Come to the International Center Commons and treat yourself to multiple music and dance performances, a show of international fashion, and food from all around the world!