Video: Know Yourself November

Jessica and Bernadette are back to discuss events, programming and resources coming up during "Know Yourself November."

In the next installment of their monthly live chats, Director of Student Affairs Jessica Livingston and Online Student Support Specialist Bernadette Poerio discussed upcoming events and programming for Curry School students.

Continuing the semester's monthly themes for events and programming, "Know Yourself November" is focused around ways to explore your own identity and connect to different communities within the Curry School and across Grounds. “Knowing yourself and having an understanding of your different identities, you can have more meaningful experiences while you’re here at UVA," said Bernadette.

Watch the conversation for all the details or read a quick recap below.


Jessica and Bernadette reviewed a handful of upcoming November events, including:

Nov. 8: National First Generation Student Day

On Friday, November 8th, the Curry School will host a luncheon for all first-generation students, faculty, and staff.

Nov. 12: Race and Sex Series

In partnership with Hoos for Inclusive Sex Ed, UVA's Multicultural Student Services will host a presentation about sustainable sexual practices followed by a discussion about how certain identities interact with sex and intimacy.

Nov. 12: Perfect Illusions: Real Talk About Food and Body Image

During this open mic-style event in Newcomb Hall Gallery starting at 6:00pm, audience members will have the opportunity to listen and share their own storeis and experiences about body image, eating, and exercise concerns in a safe, supportive, and healing environment.

All Month: Native American Heritage Month

In partnership with Native American Student Union (NASU), Multicultural Student Services assists with a series of events throughout November focused on the history of indigenous, First Nations people of the Americas.


Jessica and Bernadette also reviewed the recent redesign of the Curry Virtual Community in Canvas -- a virtual meeting place to connect with students across the school. The redesign features aesthetic updates, but it also includes additions like more “just for fun” discussions and several affinity groups you can join to meet students with similar backgrounds or interests. Read more about November events here