About the Event
Merrimack College’s Spring 2021 Unity and Diversity Days reflect the College’s unwavering commitment to ongoing education, reflection and action on diversity, equity and inclusion. One of the highlights of an ongoing education and training program, the two-day event is designed to bring the Merrimack College community together to deepen and broaden our awareness, knowledge, and engagement.
The rich virtual program to be held on April 7 and 8, 2021 features a dozen guest speakers, including household names like CNN analyst Bakari Sellers and inspiring LinkedIn speaker Sharon Steed. Presentations will address such topics as health disparities and food insecurity, voting rights, neurodiversity and strategies to overcome polarization by embracing conflict and practicing empathy. The spring semester program also offers an exciting cultural program with performances, workshops, and an open mic, featuring two young spoken-word artists: Britta B. and Ken10. Other highlights include student-led sessions on activism and putting theory into practice and roundtables featuring staff and faculty members in the college’s affinity groups, which represent the BiPOC, International, LGBTQ+, disability rights and support, and First Generation communities.
Who Should Attend
All events are free and open to the public but require pre-registration. To pre-register, please review details on the April 7 event or April 8 event pages.
Campus-wide programming sponsored by the President’s initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Multicultural Initiatives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
Schedule of Events
Below is an overview of scheduled events. See full details of each day’s event and speaker information at April 7 full schedule and April 8 full schedule.