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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events

Fall 2020

The following list of programs engages questions about diversity, inclusion, and contemporary social issues to further deepen dialogue and contemplation. Please remember that dates, times and locations may change. Please refer to the College's Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information!

The College is committed to providing accessible programs and events. If you need any accommodations, please visit the College's Events Calendar to determine program organizers, and contact them directly. Advance notice is appreciated.

 

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Tuesday, September 1 - Friday, September 11 ǀ All Day  #FirstGenCollegeGrad Campaign 

#FirstGenCollegeGrad Campaign helps first generation college students more easily identify faculty and staff who are able to help guide them through their time on campus. Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.                                                                                                                                         

Thursday, September 10 ǀ 4:30 PM ǀ Youtube
Open Studio with Kevork Mourad 

Prof. Cristi Rinklin guides us through a virtual visit to the studio of acclaimed Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad. Contact Yonca Karakilic at ykarakil@holycross.edu for more information.                                                             

Thursday, September 10 ǀ 7:30 PM ǀ  Registration link 
First Year Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks                              

Meet new friends in a lively discussion of our First Year book read.  Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.

Mondays, September 14, 21, and 28 ǀ 12:00 PM ǀ  Registration link  
Listen and Learn Book Club: The Will to Change by bell hooks

The Listen and Learn Book Club will offer short seminars based on a particular book. Each week the group will be assigned a set number of chapters. At the end of the book, the group will meet to discuss the book overall and their individual reflections.   Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, September 15th - Thursday, October 15th ǀ All Day
Latinx Heritage Month

Join the Office of Multicultural Education during National Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) as we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of the Latinx community in the United States and celebrate their heritage, achievements, resilience, and culture.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.                      

Thursday, September 17, 2020  ǀ  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  
LIFT Mentoring - Preparing for Graduate School

Join us for a workshop in the LIFT Mentoring Series. This session will help students and recent alums learn how to prepare for graduate school.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.           

Monday, September 21 ǀ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ǀ Zoom Webinar Breakouts
Advancing Equity through Publicly Engaged Scholarship: Transforming Faculty Reward Policies and Practices.
(a Virtual Conference for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators)

This symposium will explore how faculty reward systems can be structured to support both of these critical and intersecting themes in higher education–Equity and Public Engagement. How might we transform the culture, policies and practices of our reward systems to recruit and retain the faculty we need? Sessions throughout the day will begin to address these questions and will be customized to faculty and campus executives who are essential to the process.  Contact Mary Conley at mconley@holycross.edu for more information.                         

Wednesday, September 23 ǀ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
"Stolen Education"                                      

To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, our #WatchWednesday showing will be Stolen Education. The film highlights the story of eight Mexican American school children who changed educational history in Texas by testifying in a federal desegregation court case after they were discriminatorily placed in the first grade for three years.   Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.           

Tuesdays, September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10 and Wednesday, December 2  ǀ 6:00-7:00 PM 
Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice - Student Series       

Five week discussion group for students centered around interpersonal, structural and community strategies to work towards racial justice.  Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.     

Wednesday, September 30 ǀ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ǀ Registration sent via email 
Impostor Syndrome on College Campuses         

The speaker will provide an overview of impostor syndrome, including typical signs and behaviors, different ways it may manifest as a result of socio-cultural & environmental factors, how it impacts leadership and team functioning, the most effective coping strategies, including an overview of the 3C’s strategy to overcome it, and action planning to address it in daily practice.  Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, October 1- Saturday, October 31 ǀ All Day 
Filipino American History Month               

Join the Office of Multicultural Education during the month of October as we commemorate Filipino American History Month with various activities and events to bring awareness of the significant role Filipinos have played in American history.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.           

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 31 ǀ All Day
LGBTQIA+ History Month  

Join the Office of Multicultural Education during the month of October as we commemorate LGBTQIA+ History month through various programs to observe the history and celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community.  Contact Amie Archambault at anarcham@holycross.edu for more information.     

Thursday, October 1 – Thursday, October 15 ǀ All Day
Latinx Heritage Month

Join the Office of Multicultural Education during National Latinx Heritage Month as we recognize the contributions made and the important presenceof the Latinx community in the United States and celebrate their heritage, achievements, resilience, and culture.  Contact Chris Campbell for more information.

Thursdays, October 1, 15, 29, November 12, and Wednesday, December 2 ǀ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM ǀ  Registration link 
Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice Series (Faculty/Staff Only)  

A five-session discussion group for faculty and staff centered on interpersonal, structural, and community strategies to work towards racial justice and anti-racism action planning. Contact Kasey Catlett at kcatlett@holycross.edu for more information.      

Thursday, October 1 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST ǀ Registration link
upLIFTing Conversations: Navigating The World While Queer; Finding Support and Building Community

Join members of the LGBTQ Alumni Network for an informal discussion geared towards LGBTQIA+ identifying folks and allies to learn more about building community and seeking resources. Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

Friday, October 2 ǀ 3:00 – 5:00 PM ǀ Registration link
Discover: Arts at Holy Cross

Spend the afternoon discovering a wide range of arts opportunities at Holy Cross and meeting like-minded students!  Contact Yonca Karakilic for more information.

Mondays, October 5, 12, and 19 ǀ 12:00 PM
Listen and Learn Book Club: Hood Feminism Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mekki Kendall

The Listen and Learn Book Club will offer short seminars based on a particular book. Each week the group will be assigned a set number of chapters. At the end of the book, the group will meet to discuss the book overall and their individual reflections.  Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.

Tuesday, October 6 ǀ 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ǀ Zoom webinar ǀ McFarland Center
Student Forum with Dr. Anthony Fauci '62          

Dr. Fauci will talk to Holy Cross students about navigating college life in the time of COVID.  Contact Danielle Kane at dkane@holycross.edu for more information.      

Wednesday, October 7 ǀ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ǀ Registration sent via email 
Impostor Syndrome: Theory to Practice  

This training will focus on assisting faculty and staff in identifying signs of Impostor Syndrome in students and in themselves, helping the folks to understand practices and supervision styles that can negatively affect and reinforce impostor syndrome and assist them in developing awareness and skills to support healthy identity development around academic achievements.  Contact Michelle Rosa Martins at mrosa@holycross.edu for more information.          

Wednesday, October 7 ǀ 4:45 – 6:00 PM ǀ Registration link
1620/2020 Speaker Series: Politics of Memory and Commemoration: Columbus Statues and Beyond

An Exploration of past and contemporary Indian/New England/U.S. relations in conjunction with the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Contact Sarah Klotz for more information.

Wednesday, October 7 ǀ 5:00 – 6:45 PM ǀ Registration link
Watch Wednesday: State of Pride

Celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month with us by viewing ‘State of Pride’ for this week’s #WatchWednesday documentary and discussion.  Contact Amie Archambault for more information.                                     

Thursday, October 8 ǀ  4:30PM ǀ Youtube 
Arts & Ideas: An Hour with Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby   

Join us for music and a lively conversation with Native and African-American roots singer and songwriter Martha Redbone. Contact Yonca Karakilic at ykarakil@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, October 8 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ǀ Registration link
The Supreme Court and LGBTQIA+ Rights: What’s the Story?

LGBTQ Alumni Network hosts a panel discussion on the Supreme Court ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex.  Contact Holy Cross LGBTQ Alumni Network for more information.

Tuesday, October 13, October 27, November 10, and Wednesday December 2 ǀ 6:00 – 7:00 PM ǀ Registration link
Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice- Student Series

Five week discussion group for students centered around interpersonal, structural and community strategies to work towards racial justice.  Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

Wednesday, October 14 ǀ 4:45 – 6:00 PM ǀ Registration link
1620/2020 Speaker Series: Wampanoag Life Before the Pilgrims

An Exploration of past and contemporary Indian/New England/U.S. relations in conjunction with the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Contact Sarah Klotz for more information.

Wednesday, October 14 ǀ 6:00 PM ǀ Zoom Webinar, Registration Required
The Good Trouble Series: Reckoning with Race and Racism on Mount Saint James

In the first part of The Good Trouble Series, we will be specifically discussing the history and impacts of race and racism at Holy Cross. We will be hearing from multiple speakers in a panel discussion. Additionally, we will have several alumni speakers sharing their experiences at Holy Cross throughout times such as the creation of the Black Student Union, protesting the Vietnam War, and more recent experiences as well.  Contact Holly Tente for more information.

Wednesday, October 14 ǀ 7:00PM ǀ Youtube 
Black Spring: Music and Activism with Samora Pinderhughes

Songwriter, vocalist and activist Samora Pinderhughes shares songs from his new EP Black Spring.  Contact: Yonca Karakilic at ykarakil@holycross.edu for more information.

Wednesday, October 14 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ǀ Registration link
Climate Change and the Energy Transition: What’s at Stake this November

Environmental law scholar Jody Freeman discusses climate change policy and where we go from here.  Contact Danielle Kane for more information.

Thursday, October 15 ǀ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ǀ Registration link
LIFT Mentoring - How to Save Money in College

Join us for a workshop in the LIFT Mentoring Series. This session will help students learn how to save money in College. Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.           

Friday, October 16 ǀ 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Registration link
Coming Out Coffeehouse

Celebrate National Coming Out Day! Share your story with a video submission or live at the Zoom event.  Contact Natalie DiMattia for more information.

Saturday, October 17 ǀ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ǀ Information will be sent via email
Holy Cross Sustainability Innovation Challenge

A challenge to create a more sustainable Holy Cross!  Contact Tom Cremins for more information.

Sunday, October 18 – Sunday, November 15 ǀ 7:00 PM ǀ Registration link
Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute

Small group discussions around mission, service, racial and economic justice.  https://sites.google.com/holycross.edu/civitas-now/home Contact Marty Kelly & Michelle Sterk Barrett for more information.

Monday, October 19 ǀ 2:15 – 3:15 PM ǀ Zoom link
Communicating Climate Change: An Introduction to Strategic Framing Techniques

Explore strategic framing with Amanda Begley and Adam Ratner to shape conversations around social issues.  Contact Cathy Liebowitz for more information.

Wednesday, October 21 ǀ 4:45 – 6:00 PM ǀ Registration link
1620/2020 Speaker Series: Massasoit’s Meanings: Shifting Histories of Settler-Colonialism

An Exploration of past and contemporary Indian/New England/U.S. relations in conjunction with the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Contact Sarah Klotz for more information.

Wednesday, October 21 ǀ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  ǀ  Registration link  
"Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past for the Future"    

To celebrate Filipino American History Month, our #WatchWednesday showing will be Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past for the Future.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.      

Thursday, Oct. 22 - Monday, Oct. 26 ǀ 2:30-3:30 PM ǀ Registration link 
"Supporting International Students in Uncertain Times"

There are over 100 international students studying "at" Holy Cross this term from across the world as well as on campus. Join Asst. Dean Christina Chen and Prof. Ke Ren (History/ASTD) for an open discussion about some of the challenges our international students face, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and the College's on-line semester. How can we best support our international students during these uncertain times? Particularly welcome to the conversation is anyone who advises or works with international students: staff, administrators, and faculty.  

Contact Christina Chen for more information.

Thursday, October 22 ǀ 4:30 PM ǀ YouTube
In Conversation: And Still You Must Swing

Tap luminary Dormeshia and collaborators share excerpts from “And Still You Must Swing” and delve into all things tap dance.  Contact Yonca Karakilic for more information.

Thursday, October 22 ǀ 7:00 PM ǀ Registration link
Teaching for Better Humans

Discuss ways to counter inequities in school systems and help students grow into better humans.  Contact Danielle Kane for more information.

Tuesday, October 27 ǀ 7:00 PM ǀ Zoom link
Racial Inequality and the State of Policing

Vesla Weaver, principal researcher of the Portals Policing Project, discusses policies to dismantle racial inequality.  Contact Danielle Kane for more information.

Wednesday, October 28 ǀ 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST ǀ Registration link
Rainbow Reception

Join the Caplains Office, Pride and the Office of Multicultural Education to celebrate the annual Rainbow Reception bringing together LGBTQIA+ Identifying students, faculty and staff and allies!  Contact Meg Fox Kelly & Amie Archambault for more information.

Thursdays, October 29 | November 5,12,19 ǀ 11:00-11:45AM ǀ Registration link 
Racial Justice and the Catholic Church - Discussion of book by Rev. Bryan Massingale    

Join us for a four week book discussion group for faculty, staff and students to discuss Bryan Massingale's prophetic book, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.  Contact Marybeth Kearns-Barrett at mkearns@holycross.edu for more information.

Thursday, October 29 ǀ 4:30 PM ǀ YouTube
Fragments: Silkroad Returns

Pairs of Silkroad artist share short works created and responding to this current moment in time.  Contact Yonca Karakilic for more information.

Thursday, October 29 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST ǀ Registration link
upLIFTing Conversations: Thriving In The Workplace While Queer;Job Search, Interviews and Advocacy

Join members of the LGBTQ Alumni Network for an informal discussion geared towards LGBTQIA+ identifying folks and allies to learn more about navigating jobs and internship while queer.  Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

Thursday, October 29 ǀ 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST ǀ Registration link
upLIFTing Conversations: Thriving In The Workplace While Queer;Job Search, Interviews and Advocacy

Join members of the LGBTQ Alumni Network for an informal discussion geared towards LGBTQIA+ identifying folks and allies to learn more about navigating jobs and internship while queer.  Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

Monday, November 2 ǀ 1:30 – 2:00 PM ǀ Zoom link
Advocacy Through Op-Ed Writing

Gain a few tricks for writing clear and direct op-ed pieces.  Contact Cathy Liebowitz for more information.

November 2-13 ǀ Zoom, Social media | Sexual Respect Awareness Week 

This week’s purpose is to educate students on Title IX, Sexual Respect, and provide a space and time to engage in dialogue, learn, heal, and make needed changes together. SGA will be hosting events, speakers, and panels, providing educational materials, and partnering with many school organizations throughout the week. SGA wants to highlight how sexual assault impacts various communities and the intersectionalities that occur within.  Contact Student Government Association at SGA@g.holycross.edu for more information.           

Saturday, November 7 ǀ  All Day ǀ  Whova App - Registration link 15th Annual Women in Business Conference

Join alumnae and students to learn from one another and network at the 15th annual Women in Business conference.  Contact Cassie Gevry at cgevry@holycross.edu for more information. 

Saturday, November 7 ǀ 2:00 – 4:30 PM ǀ Registration link
1620/2020 Speaker Series: Film Screening & Panel: Next Steps for Pakachoag/College Hill and Holy Cross

Screening of the documentary film Pakachoag Hill, a walking tour of campus with Professor Thomas Doughton and Colin Novick, Executive Director, Greater Worcester Land Trust.  Contact Sarah Klotz for more information.

Sunday, November 8 ǀ All Day
National First-Generation College Student Day

Join the Office of Multicultural Educationand the HCF1RST Scholars as we celebrate National First-Generation College Student Day which will continue through the week!  Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

Thursday, November 12 ǀ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ǀ Registration link 
LIFT Mentoring -  How to Make a Plan to Save for Home Ownership   

Join us for a workshop in the LIFT Mentoring Series. This session will help students learn how to make a plan to save for home ownership.  Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbel@holycross.edu for more information.

November 17 ǀ 7:00 PM ǀ Registration link
The Wake Up Call: Night of Hip-Hop, Faith and Justice

The event will be a lecture and performance by Michael Anthony Martínez, S.J. Contact Megan Ross for more information.

Wednesday, November 18 ǀ 5:00 – 6:30 PM ǀ Registration link
Watch Wednesday: First Generation

To continue the celebration from National First Generation College Student Day we will be viewing First Generation for this week’s #WatchWednesday.  Contact Amie Archambault for more information.

SUPPORT

Mondays (weekly) | Zoom
LGBTQIA+ Group

A weekly LGBTQIA+ group to connect, share experiences, and build community.  Contact Meg Fox-Kelly and Kelsey Moran for more information.

Wednesdays (second Wednesday of the month) | Zoom
TGNC+ Group

A monthly TGNC+ group to connect, share experiences, and build community.  Contact Meg Fox-Kelly and Kelsey Moran for more information.

Thursdays (weekly) | Zoom
Class of 2024 LGBTQIA+ Group

A weekly LGBTQIA+ group for first-year students to connect, share experiences, and build community.  Contact Meg Fox-Kelly and Kelsey Moran for more information.

Monday – Friday | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Zoom
OME Community Hours

Students can join the Office of Multicultural Education to discuss remote learning, current trends, and social justice issues of our time.  Contact Michelle Rosa Martins for more information.