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.
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|