A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Latinx employee affinity group is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. CT. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom.
Those who identify as Latina, Latino, Latinx, Latine and/or Hispanic, the parents of children who identify in these groups, other family members, caregivers and friends are encouraged to attend.
The meeting is open to all Vanderbilt employees, including staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars, regardless of identity.
The goal of the listening session is to gather input, ask questions and offer suggestions about how an employee affinity group at Vanderbilt can best serve this community, including creating programming for Latinx individuals and their families.
The listening session will be facilitated by:
- Hope Young, program coordinator, Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Franklin Ellis, director of intercultural education and outreach, Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Gretchen Selke, assistant director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies
The Oct. 26 event is part of a new university initiative to create employee affinity groups supported by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with Human Resources. Other groups in the initiative include the Association of Vanderbilt Black Faculty and Staff, the LGBTQIA+ affinity group, the Chronic Illness and Disability affinity group, Single Parents and the Golden Dores.