Vanderbilt’s sixth annual Diverse ‘Dores Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. The event will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. The theme for this year’s event, “Finding Authentic Community,” is inspired by the 2019 Commons Reading, The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah.
At the beginning of each fall semester, Diverse ‘Dores Day provides members of the Vanderbilt community with the opportunity to visit and learn about various support centers and identity-related spaces and resources on campus.
Participants of this year’s event will include the four offices now under the Office for Inclusive Excellence: the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Office of Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life. Other participants will include the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, Center for Student Wellbeing, International Student and Scholar Services and Student Center for Social Justice and Identity, formerly known as Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence.
The event is open to all Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows. Free food and desserts will be available to all in attendance. Individuals who visit at least four of the eight offices represented at Diverse ‘Dores Day can claim a commemorative t-shirt at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade until 7 p.m. on the evening of Diverse ‘Dores Day and also will be entered in a drawing to win a prize.
Visit the Diverse ‘Dores Day anchorlink page for information about the event. Any questions about the event and information on accommodations can be directed to Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Assistant Director Brianna Nesbitt.