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 Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to all Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
Now in its eighth 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 Reimagining Community.”
This year’s event will be on Alumni Lawn with activities, music, food and giveaways. At check-in, participants will receive a tote bag and token for food from one of the three food trucks: Bag Ladies Chip & Fry Co., Blue Monkey Shaved Ice and Two Peruvian Chefs in a Truck. They will also receive a passport to get stamped at each center’s table as they engage in educational activities to learn more about the offices and the resources they offer. With a completed passport, participants will receive a free T-shirt. Diverse ’Dores Day will feature live music from local DJ MadMauves as well as an inflatable slide.
Offices and resources participating in Diverse ’Dores Day 2021 include:
- Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
- Office of LGBTQI Life
- Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life
- Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
- Student Access Office
- Student Center for Social Justice and Identity
- Project Safe
- Center for Student Wellbeing
Participants will also be able to sign up to visit the centers’ respective spaces for more giveaways and a tour.
For more information, visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/diversity/special-initiatives/diverse-dores-day/.