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Mobile tour exploring unconscious bias to visit Vanderbilt Oct. 8

Oct. 5, 2018—The Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour will visit Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Branscomb Quad.

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Rivera shares message on cultivating creativity, inclusivity and joy

Oct. 4, 2018—Award-winning writer Gabby Rivera visited the Vanderbilt campus last week to speak with staff, students and faculty about the importance of empowering people with diverse voices to tell their stories.

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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion holds trainings for Facilities staff

Oct. 2, 2018—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Division of Administration to host its second year of diversity trainings for Facilities staff at Vanderbilt.

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October is LGBTQI History Month: a time to reflect, celebrate and educate

Oct. 1, 2018—The Office of LGBTQI Life will celebrate LGBTQI History Month throughout October with several programs, trainings and events aimed at educating and engaging students, faculty and staff across campus.

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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities

Sep. 28, 2018—Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.

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Hundreds convene for ‘MLK to BLM: 50 Years of Struggle’ symposium

Sep. 27, 2018—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on campus last week to listen, learn and be inspired during “Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 years of Struggle.”

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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at McGugin Center Oct. 9

Sep. 27, 2018—Anjali Forber-Pratt, an elite wheelchair racer and Peabody College professor, will discuss "The Paralympic Movement" Oct. 9 as part of a new series sponsored by Vanderbilt's Sports and Society Initiative.

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Former ‘Teen Vogue’ editor-in-chief to give Cuninggim Lecture Oct. 4

Sep. 25, 2018—The 2018 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society—presented Thursday, Oct. 4—will feature Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, who was responsible for the magazine’s increased focus on politics and social justice issues.

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Welcome reception for Vice Chancellor James Page set for Sept. 27

Sep. 20, 2018—A welcome reception for new Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James E. Page Jr. is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Kirkland Hall second-floor lobby.

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Black athletes are cultural leaders, says Bryant in Sports and Society talk

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative hosted best-selling author Howard Bryant for a lecture at the McGugin Center Sept. 11. Bryant’s talk centered on the heritage of the black athlete and the intersection of politics and patriotism from the perspective of black athletes.

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Best-selling author, higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.

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University leaders partnering on efforts to support women

Sep. 12, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion James. E. Page and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain are establishing an integrated and collaborative approach to study and address key issues facing the broad array of women staff at Vanderbilt University.

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