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CANCELED: Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring

Feb. 5, 2020—These sessions will provide opportunities for staff members at Vanderbilt to learn about the Staff Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council's subcommittees, meet council members, and engage in conversation on the status of women at Vanderbilt.

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America Ferrera to discuss ‘Life Between Cultures’ at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 3, 2020—*This event has been canceled. Ms. Ferrera had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances.* A candid conversation with America Ferrera—an award-winning actress, producer and activist—will be the focus of a signature Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.

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Holocaust Lecture Series gallery talk with Thomas Altmeyer Feb. 4

Feb. 3, 2020—Thomas Altmeyer will give a gallery talk related to the photography exhibition “Long Live Freedom! Resistance by Young Germans to National Socialism" on Tuesday, Feb. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 220. The exhibition is on display through Feb. 29 in the Sarratt Art Gallery.

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Black History Month at Vanderbilt kicks off Feb. 3

Jan. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt’s annual celebration of Black History Month will kick off Monday, Feb. 3, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center with the first of many events planned throughout February. The month will include film screenings, lectures, celebratory programs and more.

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Vanderbilt to host ‘Stirring the Waters Across America’ Feb. 28 

Jan. 31, 2020—“Stirring the Waters Across America,” a multimedia production highlighting the Civil Rights Movement through captivating music, spoken word and dance, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 in Langford Auditorium.

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Washington appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives

Jan. 27, 2020—August Washington has been appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives. He will oversee all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety while working directly with Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain on Division of Administration initiatives focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion as well as workforce development. Washington also will direct efforts to recruit the university’s next chief of police.

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Unconscious bias training workshops for faculty Feb. 13, 17, 21, 24

Jan. 27, 2020—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Inclusive Excellence, will host a series of unconscious bias training workshops for all faculty members during February.

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Luce Foundation renews funding for Vanderbilt Divinity anti-racism initiative

Jan. 23, 2020—A Vanderbilt Divinity School collaboration committed to harnessing the power of public theology to combat racism will expand its reach, thanks to renewed support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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2020 MLK Commemorative Series explores the ability of storytelling to connect

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through programs, lectures, interactive teach-ins, community service projects and more as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.

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Upcoming P.R.I.D.E. trainings with LGBTQI Life

Jan. 22, 2020—The P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show their support.

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Staff WAVE Council to host work-life conversations Feb. 4, 6, 12

Jan. 22, 2020—The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council's Subcommittee on Work-Life Issues invites Vanderbilt staff to a series of conversations about work-life integration at the university.

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Monáe, Salaam emphasize the interconnectedness of storytelling and truth in MLK Commemorative Series keynote

Jan. 20, 2020—During the keynote event of the 2020 MLK Commemorative Series, Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam discussed how stories have the power to bring truth to light, amplify inclusive narratives and shape the future.

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