Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and identity centers’ fall programming supports VU community
Dec. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and identity centers coordinated a number of initiatives and events during the fall 2020 semester to support the university community—in particular, those members with systemically nondominant identities—amid the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social and political unrest in the country.
Sep. 13, 2020—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 recognize the month with a series of programs and events.
Feb. 25, 2020—Author Jaquira Díaz will read from her memoir, "Ordinary Girls," and discuss its writing on Thursday, March 12, as part of the annual Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 11, 2020—Mexican poet, journalist and visual artist Myriam Moscona will open the Center for Latin American Studies' Distinguished Lectureship Series on Monday, Feb. 17, with a public lecture titled “Judeo-Spanish: A Torch Lit 500 Years Ago that is Extinguishing in my Hands.” The talk will begin at noon in Buttrick Hall, Room 162.
Jan. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host the fourth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 3–6.
Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.
Oct. 9, 2019—Author and organizational leadership expert Bernardo Ferdman will present the Hispanic Heritage Month keynote lecture on Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 202, with introductory remarks by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
Sep. 18, 2019—Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, celebrates the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.