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‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’ Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2019—Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University of Ohio, will present an interactive program exploring how black women musicians have used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wond'ry.

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‘The Hate U Give’ book discussion set for Jan. 31

Jan. 28, 2019—Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a discussion of Angie Thomas' "The Hate U Give" on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College, ahead of the author's Feb. 13 visit to Vanderbilt. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. and Vanderbilt NAACP President Sydney Banks will co-facilitate Thursday's discussion of the book. 

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Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives announced

Jan. 23, 2019—A steering committee comprising staff from across the university will guide the new initiative aimed to study and advance the climate and opportunities for women staff at Vanderbilt.

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What’s On My Mind: Martin Luther King and the responsibility to speak up

Jan. 23, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vanderbilt's history of encouraging open dialogue, which continues today, in this week's column.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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Nominations sought for Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives

Dec. 12, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. are seeking nominations of staff members to serve on the Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives.

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Resources for recognizing and celebrating winter holidays within the Vanderbilt community

Dec. 7, 2018—The holidays provide an opportunity to honor and celebrate the rich and diverse tapestry of beliefs, cultures and traditions held by members of the Vanderbilt community and promote the values of generosity, community, inclusion and unity evident throughout.

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Annual showcase celebrating Native American Heritage Month set for Nov. 26

Nov. 19, 2018—The annual Art of Resistance showcase will celebrate Native American traditions through song, ceremonial dance, poetry and storytelling on Nov. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m in Sarratt Cinema.

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Community invited to town halls on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect

Nov. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a pair of upcoming town hall meetings with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence.

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Warm Welcome

Nov. 5, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion James Page wants to make Vanderbilt inclusive for all.

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‘Disruptive Women Lead’ aims to close gap between women of color and boards they can help

Oct. 23, 2018—The Wond’ry is recruiting 25 women of color from Nashville-area universities to attend interactive workshops aimed at bridging the gap between organizations who want race and gender diversity in their boardrooms and management and the women who could fulfill those roles.

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