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April 5, 2022 - April 6, 2022

Unity in Diversity Days

8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Unity in Diversity Days

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President’s Initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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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 such current issues, including the housing crisis, climate justice and health disparities.

Additionally, speakers will share knowledge and strategies, designed to enhance our awareness and ability to come to terms with privilege and to move beyond “call out” and “cancel culture” to foster accountability while building communities rooted in intersectional justice.

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.

Schedule and Registration Info

Details below are subject to change. Please visit the website for the full updated schedule and to register.

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

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