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Office for Inclusive Excellence

Message from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Mar. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt continues to be committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community that is inclusive and respectful of differences. As a university, Vanderbilt condemns expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms.

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CANCELED: Get involved with Disability Awareness Week programming and events March 9–13

Mar. 9, 2020—From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.

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Black History Month celebrated at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt’s 2020 celebration of Black History Month included lectures, off-campus trips, community events and more to celebrate and reflect on the history, impact and contributions of African Americans throughout the country’s history and at the university.

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CANCELED: Women’s History Month event series

Feb. 28, 2020—Women’s History Month at Vanderbilt will begin with a kickoff event hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center on Monday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Promenade. Throughout March, educational programs, workshops, film screenings, lectures and more are planned.

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CANCELED: Author Joan Johnson to give March 19 Women’s History Month lecture at Vanderbilt

Feb. 28, 2020—Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 19, as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

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LGBTQI Life to host conversation with ‘Buzzfeed News Morning Show’ co-host Zach Stafford Feb. 22

Feb. 19, 2020—LGBTQI Life will host Zach Stafford, co-host of the “Buzzfeed News Morning Show AM to DM,” for a moderated conversation on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. The program is free and open to the general public.

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Holocaust Lecture Series to hold online keynote event with Deborah Lipstadt March 31 at 7 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2020—The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.

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InclusAbility initiative to host series of educational events and forums throughout 2020

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility initiative is expanding its offerings in 2020 through a series of monthly events and programs to engage community members across the university.

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Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit

Dec. 6, 2019—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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Metro Councilmember Zulfat Suara to speak at Wyatt Center Rotunda Nov. 15

Nov. 13, 2019—On Friday, Nov. 15, Vanderbilt and Nashville community members are invited to attend “An Evening with Metro Council Member-At-Large Zulfat Suara,” who will give a talk at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Vanderbilt to host satellite meeting Nov. 19 of National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

Oct. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt will host a satellite meeting of the first Public Summit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The campus event is set for Nov. 19 in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center celebrates 35 years

Oct. 25, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.

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