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 >
Where Heaven Meets Hell Event Date: Thursday, March 28,2013 Event Location: UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom Boston Premiere Where Heaven Meets Hell follows 4 of the nearly 500 sulfur miners working at Kawah Ijen, an active volcano in Indonesia. This intimate portrait chronicles their attempts to escape the endemic poverty and lack of More >
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents: Asian-Americans in Hip Hop led by Oliver Wang A look at the history and development of three key areas of Asian Americans in hip-hop: MCing, DJing and dancing. A discussion of both the unique evolutions of each community as well as the commonalities linking them and More >