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The Diversity & Inclusion Blog. We post about diversity events, programs and initiatives as well as diversity committee and employee engagement group work as well. If you would like to see your program or event highlighted here Email: 

Spoken Word for Healing Open Mic Night

Posted On: Monday, November 21, 2016

QMass and SNMA will be hosting a Spoken Word for Inclusion Open Mic Night on Tuesday, November 29th. The event will provide a space for healing, reflection, respectful expression of emotion, and garnering of hope for our students of color, LGBT students, and all other members of the UMass Community. 

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International Education Week

Posted On: Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Understanding the Alphabet: LGBT 101

Posted On: Tuesday, November 08, 2016
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Pie Day is an Employee Celebration

Posted On: Sunday, November 06, 2016
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Panel Discussion Hiring Veterans with Disabilities

Posted On: Friday, November 04, 2016
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Sukkot Holiday Observance

Posted On: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sukkot is primarily a Jewish tradition as a harvest festival, it commemorates a historical event and it has a spiritual or metaphysical dimension: it is a reminder to us that as human beings, we are vulnerable to God/Nature.

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Announcing Campus Read 2016 - Clean by David Sheff

Posted On: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Our annual Campus Read Program promotes academic discourse and critical thinking on a topic that is both timely and important for our campus community and our mission areas.  Currently, opioid abuse is a serious public health issue and drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  As  the commonwealth’s only public medical school, stemming the drug crisis is important to our mission of service to our communities and neighbors. 

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Standing In Solidarity with the LGBT Community: A Candlelight Vigil

Posted On: Thursday, July 21, 2016

QMass, UMass' Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interest Group, would like to personally invite you to a Candlelight Vigil held for the victims of Orlando on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 7 PM in front of the Medical School. 

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Be a Mindfulness Champion, attend July 14 session!

Posted On: Monday, July 11, 2016

Mindfulness practice opportunities are now available at all UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester at no cost to employees.  Mindfulness Champions are individuals trained in how to facilitate mindfulness meditation practice sessions at the nationally recognized UMass Center for Mindfulness. Attend (at no cost) the July 14 6PM Champions training, at the Center for Mindfulness in Shrewsbury, MA

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Posted On: Monday, June 06, 2016

Our campus conversation, Cultivating a Culture of Respect, facilitated by Candi Castleberry Singleton,  is part of our system-wide diversity competence education initiative, Bullying: Beyond Finger-Pointing to a Culture of Respect.  We are pleased to welcome Candi for this very important conversation to assist us in a campus assessment and developing diversity competencies that enhance our culture of respect. 

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