Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Unity in Diversity Spring 2023 Events

Unity in Diversity Days - Spring 2023

Join us on Wednesday, February 8, and Thursday, February 9, 2023, for a virtual two-day event offering rich programming on diversity, equity and inclusion.

About the Event

Unity in Diversity Days, a two-day program, now in its sixth semester, was launched by the President’s Initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The program features a diverse group of scholars, artists and advocates, designed to broaden and deepen our understanding of systemic inequalities and intersecting identities. A rich lineup of speakers will share knowledge and strategies, designed to enhance our awareness and understanding, inspiring us to nurture spaces of belonging and communities rooted in accountability and intersectional justice.

Who Should Attend

All events are free and open to the public but require pre-registration. To pre-register for a session, please review details on the February 8 or February 9 event pages.

Event Details

This campus-wide programming is sponsored by the President’s initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the DEI Coordinating Committee. The program includes both virtual and in person sessions.

Schedule of Events

Below is an overview of scheduled events. See full details of each day’s event and speaker information on the February 8 full schedule and February 9 full schedule.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

8-9:15 a.m. - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Merrimack College
9:30-10:45 a.m. - Indigenous Queer Theories & Poetics
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Black feminism, mothering, and resistance in and to the academy
12:30-1:45 p.m. - Asian American identity and Social Justice
2-3:15 p.m. - Masculinity, Queerness & Forgiveness
4-5:15 p.m. - Grasping at the Root: Cultivating Anti-Racist Strategies for Community Care at Merrimack College (In Person: McQuade Auditorium)
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Reception in Cascia Hall

Thursday, February 9, 2023

8-9:15 a.m. - CCE work at MC: A roundtable of students, faculty & Staff
10-11:15 a.m. - Disability Visibility and Activism
Noon-1:15 p.m. - Community, Care, and Responsibility: Intersectional Strategies for Unlearning and Healing From Anti-Blackness

2:00-3:15 p.m. - Working for and writing about gender, racial, economic and migrant justice

4-5:15 p.m. - Anti-Racist Community Engaged Pedagogy & Practice