As we celebrates Women’s History Month this March, we’d like to share a list of key organizations serving women. The original article can be found at diversitybestpractices.com. American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW (formerly known as the American More >
As a follow up to the Fall of 2012 Climate Study findings, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is hosting a series of luncheon planning sessions to explore ways in which we can promote a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, faculty, and guests at UMass Boston. Community ideas received at More >
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion sends its best wishes to all students as we enter into this week of finals! Have a restful and safe winter break!
On June 26th, 2013 the Supreme Court made a major LGB decision. In a 5-4 ruling in United States v. Windsor, the court struck down a provision of the 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married. What is DOMA? DOMA stands for “Defense of Marriage Act”, passed More >
As I picked up my cap and gown from the bookstore, there was an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I have worked extremely hard these past two years to complete a nationally acclaimed graduate program in Public Affairs at UMass Boston. Throughout these past two years, I have dedicated a lot of my research to social More >
Event Date: April 25, 2013 – 3 p.m. Event Type: Open to public | Location: UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom One of the films of the 11th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston, PJ Raval‘s Before You Know It, will be screened at UMass Boston, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and UMass Boston’s Office of Diversity and More >
LGBTQ Pride Month with Chris Miller April 18, 2013 1:30pm – 4:30pm Campus Center Ballroom B + C Description: Will explore the inter-relatedness and separateness of gender identity components and discuss transgender-inclusive policies and practices. Participants will be invited to consider how privilege and oppression contribute to silence and lack of knowledge on this topic More >