Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Unity in Diversity Spring 2022 Event

Unity in Diversity Days - Spring 2022

Join us on Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 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, is now in its fourth semester and is sponsored 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 with a focus on current issues. Some of the topics we highlight this semester include diversity in education, restorative justice, the role of art in transforming communities, health disparities, and the future of gender inclusivity. Additionally, speakers will share knowledge and strategies, designed to enhance our awareness and ability to overcome inequities on campus and in the workplace by taking care of ourselves and one another while building 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, please review details on the April 5 event or April 6 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 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 5 full schedule and April 6 full schedule.

Tuesday, April 5

8-9:15 a.m. - How to Navigate and Grow as a Leader on Campus and in the Workplace: Self-Care Strategies and other Tips
10-11:15 a.m. - Art as Sanctuary in Times of War: Reflections of a Young Palestinian Artist
Noon-1:15 p.m. - Transgender and Non-Binary Athletes: The Future of Gender Inclusivity
2-3:15 p.m. - Transforming Community:
The Power of Art
4-5:15 p.m. - The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive
6-8 p.m. - Restorative Justice: Harm and Healing


See Full Schedule: April 5

Wednesday, April 6

8-9:15 a.m. - Closing the Gender and Race Pay Gap: Challenges and Strategies
9:30-10:45 a.m. - Life is More than He and She
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Restorative Justice behind the wall: A Roundtable of Criminal Justice professionals

12:30-1:45 p.m. - Reconsidering Reparations

2-3:15 p.m. - Addressing Health Disparities: Practical Applications
3:30-4:45 p.m. - Preparing Students to Thrive in Diverse Society: The Role of High School Educators
5-6 p.m. - Gender & Diversity in Leadership: Career Pathways for Student Leaders
6:15-8 p.m. - Celebrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Work at Merrimack College – A Reception


See Full Schedule: April 6