Diverse ’Dores Day, an annual event showcasing the offices, organizations and departments on campus designed to empower and equip Vanderbilt community members to be agents of positive social change for the university, Nashville and the world at large, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Now in its seventh year, Diverse ’Dores Day is traditionally centered on themes that relate to building and finding community, having pride in the diverse and complex identities of people across campus, and accepting and raising awareness about our cultural differences. The theme of this year’s event is “’Dores Inspired to Act.”
Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, Diverse ’Dores Day will be an online event this year. Participants can register for time slots to meet with staff of the various offices and engage in educational activities to learn more about the offices and the resources they offer. Participants who meet with three offices will be entered to win a prize.
Participating offices for 2020 Diverse ’Dores Day include:
- Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence
- Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
- Office of LGBTQI Life
- Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life
- Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
- InclusAbility Identity Initiative – represented by the Office of Student Access Services
- SomosVU Identity Initiative – represented by the Office for Inclusive Excellence
- Student Center for Social Justice and Identity
- Project Safe
- Center for Student Wellbeing
Diverse ’Dores Day is open to all Vanderbilt community members: students, staff, postdoctoral scholars and faculty. The educational activity sessions will include text with all visuals as well as closed captioning.
For more information, visit vanderbilt.edu/inclusive-excellence/diverse-dores-day.