Rising to the Challenges of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work
Nothing is certain about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work in higher education, and the last few years have brought many challenges to our work.
Supreme Court Upholds DACA
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration’s plan to dismantle the Obama-era immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
SAAM Keynote Speaker Pierre Berastain Triumphs Over Hardships
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Women’s Center brought Pierre Berastain to campus for a workshop, “Unpacking Culture in the Context of Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking,” and keynote address, “The Demons in My Sleep: Sexual Assault, the DREAM Act and Uncertainty,” both held on April 17, 2018 in Talley Student Union. Berastain’s life reads like a classic American success story except for circumstances that make it more of an epic journey with some nearly crushing setbacks along the way.
“Embrace Your Voice” During Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) takes place every April and is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about sexual violence. This year’s theme, “Embrace your Voice,” speaks to the importance of creating a culture that supports survivors of sexual violence. NC State aims to create a campus in which our students believe and support survivors, do not accept acts of violence and join efforts to create a safer campus and a safer world for all of us.
Marisol Jimenez Speaks to Hearts and Minds in Latinx Heritage Month Keynote
NC State's Latinx Heritage Month celebration brought Marisol Jimenez to campus as this year's keynote speaker on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the Coastal Ballroom of Talley Student Union. Entitled “Ni de Aquí/Ni de Allá: Finding Roots in Community, Ancestors and Activism,” her presentation spoke to students, faculty and staff about the importance of being rooted in one's history to create a stronger legacy for one's community.