• Comedian, actor and advocate Margaret Cho (left) participated in a conversation moderated by Vanderbilt students Fiona Wu and Lina Waseem at the second annual Empowerment Summit on Jan. 28.

    Student Center for Social Justice and Identity hosts 2023 Empowerment Summit

    Comedian, actor and advocate Margaret Cho was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt University’s second annual Empowerment Summit, hosted by the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity on Jan. 28. The theme of this year's event highlighted experiences within the Asian and Asian American diaspora. Read More

    Feb 5, 2023

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    Vanderbilt celebrates Native American Heritage Month in November

    November is Native American Heritage Month. The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity is hosting a series of events for students, faculty and staff related to Native American heritage, featuring programs from across campus and the Nashville community. Read More

    Nov 6, 2022

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    Vanderbilt to launch Banned Books Initiative with reception, panel discussion

    Recent policies and legislation across the U.S. have made the reading and teaching of banned books even more difficult in K–12 classrooms and libraries. To help the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities navigate these changes, several offices across Vanderbilt have collaborated on a Banned Books Initiative featuring a series of events offered throughout the academic year. Read More

    Sep 19, 2022

  • Latin American Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

    Celebrate Latin American/Hispanic Heritage Month with events September–October

    Latin American/Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will celebrate the month with a series of programs and events. Read More

    Sep 16, 2022