Feb. 8, 2023: Unity in Diversity Days
Our two-day event kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and is available to the Merrimack faculty, staff, students and community members. Please review the schedule below.
Schedule for Day One - Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
8-9:15 a.m. – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Merrimack College
Join 2/8 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Merrimack College Zoom Session
9:30-10:45 a.m. – Indigenous Queer Theories & Poetics
Speaker: Jake Skeets
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Black Feminism, Mothering and Resistance in and to the Academy
Speaker: Dr. Raina J. Leon
Join 2/8 Black Feminism, Mothering and Resistance Zoom Session
12:30-1:45 p.m. – Asian American Identity and Social Justice
Speaker: Shin Yu Pai
Join 2/8 Asian American identity and Social Justice Zoom Session
2-3:15 p.m. – Masculinity, Queerness & Forgiveness
Speaker: Julian Randall
4–5:15 p.m. Grasping at the Root: Cultivating Anti-Racist Strategies for Community Care at Merrimack College
Speaker: Dr. Kijua Sanders-McMurtry
Location: McQuade Auditorium
The presentation will focus on liberatory practices engaging gender diversity, transforming campus policies and practices and engaging with concepts of radical forms of community care within higher education.
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Celebrating Community Reception
Location: Cascia Hall
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Distinguished Educator Certificate
The President’s Special Initiative on DEI and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) introduce a new certificate program for faculty and staff who have completed at least 25 hours of DEI education and training since January 2019. Relevant experience may include education and training on and off campus. Faculty and staff who complete the minimum hours required will be recognized publicly and receive a certificate and a LinkedIn badge. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply for the certificate, applicants should complete the training recognition form, listing the date, hours and nature of the training they wish to get recognized for.
Simona Sharoni, Ph.D.
Vice President, Inclusionary Excellence, Institutional Access & Leadership
Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies Department
How to Tune In
Each session has a Zoom link listed. Please click on the Zoom link at the beginning of the event to join.