Learn More Series

Collage of images representing Indigenous cultures
Top left: Sacred Stone Camp Message, Joe Brusky via flickr. Top right: Flag from BU installation Caution: Cultural Emergency, by Erin Genia. Bottom left: Two Micronesian Rebbelib navigational charts, via Smithsonian Museum. Bottom right: Youth leaders celebrate Indigenous food sovereignty at 2022 White House Tribal Youth Forum, via US Department of Agriculture.

Each year, we devote ourselves to investigating a single topic of social importance through our Learn More Series. This signature series features nationally renowned speakers, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, reading groups, and many other forms of engagement spanning the entire academic year.

Through this rigorous exploration, BU D&I seeks to spark new learning, catalyze important conversations, and equip faculty, staff, and students with tools to turn theory into action. Understanding that we are stronger in community, we invite and actively encourage BU community members to help shape the series each year through working groups and grant-funded projects. Get involved by applying for a Learn More Community Grant or Learn More Research Grant!

Scroll down to see a listing of upcoming Learn More Series events and come back to this page to find ongoing updates. To explore past years’ events, visit our events archive.

We strive to make our programming accessible and inclusive. Please contact odi@bu.edu if you require access services for the deaf or hard of hearing or need a reasonable accommodation for another reason.

The 2022–23 Annual Theme: LGBTQIA+ Identity & Experiences

This year, we are exploring the many facets of LGBTQIA+ community, culture, identity, experiences, and history. This year’s featured speaker events are co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff. Expand each section below to see what we’re planning this year.

The 2023–24 Annual Theme: Indigenous Identities and Experiences

We will explore the many facets of Indigenous culture, identity, experiences, and history. Check back for further details about upcoming programs and events!