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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Events

Symposium features top scholars in Black studies

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies hosts a two-day symposium, “We Have Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Black Study and Its Futures,” on September 24 and 25. The event, which will be held in person and streamed live, features some of the top scholars in the field discussing the trajectory of Black studies within and outside the academy. Frederick Douglass Institute Director Jeffrey McCune Jr. will present the inaugural Frederick Douglass Lecture, “The Politics of Disobedience is the Future,” at 3 p.m. EDT on September 25 to conclude the symposium. Learn more and register for the symposium, which is free and open to the public.


‘BIC-Ture This’: A queer art-making series for LGBTQ students

The next “BIC-Ture This” class of the semester, “Drawing Hideous Creatures,” brings together LGBTQ students and takes place Friday, October 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, 305 Douglass Commons. Register by Monday, September 27. Drawing pencils will be provided


Grand rounds lecture on the toll of racism on Black lives

Attend the next public health grand rounds webinar, “The Color of Health: The Devastating Toll of Racism on Black Lives” presented by Wade Norwood ’85, CEO of Common Ground Health in Rochester. The lecture takes place Friday, October 1, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. Pre-registration is required. ASL interpreters will be present. Email Carolyn Settle with questions.


Black History Month Panel Discussion: "Experiences and Accomplishments of African Americans in Academia, Industry, and Research."

Friday, February 26, 2021
1 p.m.–2 p.m.

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Women is STEM – Making a Difference

Friday, March 19, 2021
1 p.m.–2 p.m.

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History & Challenges of Asian/Pacific Americans in STEM Fields

Friday, May 7, 2021
10 a.m.–11 a.m.

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