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Community invited to town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect Dec. 6

Nov. 26, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a town hall meeting with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence, on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study set for Nov. 26

Nov. 19, 2018—Recommendations from the national report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” will be presented on campus Nov. 26.

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Disruptive Women Lead cohort kicks off with interactive sessions and team building at the Wond’ry

Nov. 19, 2018—The Wond’ry played host to 21 women of color from Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee and Spelman universities for the Nov. 10 kickoff of the first Disruptive Women Lead cohort.

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Kaufman discusses re-imagining disability for the 21st century during keynote address

Nov. 2, 2018—Jonathan Kaufman, a nationally recognized leader in the diversity and disability arena, discussed the importance of businesses, governments and education systems evolving to be more inclusive of people with disabilities during a recent Vanderbilt lecture.

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Former White House policy adviser on diversity and disability to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 25

Oct. 17, 2018—Jonathan Kaufman will deliver a keynote talk on Oct. 25 as part of Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility campaign kickoff and Disability Awareness Month.

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‘Undocumented’ author Dan-el Padilla Peralta to deliver Hispanic Heritage Month lecture Oct. 15

Oct. 15, 2018—Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of the memoir "Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League," will deliver a Hispanic Heritage Month lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Sarratt Cinema.

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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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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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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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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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Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium

Sep. 9, 2018—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.

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Reception for women faculty is Aug. 28

Aug. 15, 2018—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence will host a reception for women faculty Aug. 28 in the Central Library Second Floor Gallery.

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