In this first Learn More Series event of the 2022-2023 academic year, we hear from the author and City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola. Olayiwola, a native of Chicago living in Boston, is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer […]
August 29, 2022 — BU Diversity & Inclusion announced the first-ever cohort of eight STARS Program participants. First launched in spring 2022, the BU D&I STARS Program (Supporting Thriving, Achievement, Retention & Success) is a learning community of early career BU faculty on the Charles River Campus who meet regularly throughout the academic year to […]
For this BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) Learn More Series keynote speaker event, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong uses humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race, mental health, and gender play out in America today. She performed an abridged piece from her show “Wong Flew […]
November 12, 2021 — Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) is proud to announce the 17 Inclusion Catalyst Grant funding recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. Each fall semester, BU D&I issues a call for proposals for faculty, staff, or students in the BU community to apply for up to $2,000 in grant funding […]
For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Haben Girma, human rights lawyer and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, joins Director of BU Disability & Access Services Lorre Wolfe for a fireside chat and audience Q&A about disability, ableism, and disability justice. Haben breaks down her definition of “trauma porn,” shares her […]
Learn More Series: History of Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer
For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Dr. Michael L. Wehmeyer joins us from The University of Kansas Department of Special Education to give a longitudinal view of the history of the treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. This event was originally hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Dr. Wehmeyer was introduced by Oscar […]
BU Today: “Meet Debbie Bazarsky, Inaugural Director of BU’s New LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff”
Center’s programming, services, and events will bring together LGBTQIA+ colleagues from across the University
BU Today: “2021 Diversity & Inclusion’s Learn More Series Focuses on Disability and Impact of Ableism”
Thanks to the lifelong advocacy work of Judith Heumann, standards of accessibility, and the civil rights of any person who is or will become disabled, are protected under US federal law.
Turmoil at ESPN is a reminder that there’s a chasm between what some white people say and how they really feel about equity and inclusion.
After more than a year of virtual work, employers are making plans to get back to the physical workplace. That has many workers worrying about the return of microaggressions and bias, too.