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Night of Culture
Multicultural Student Union (MSU), Student Activities and The Office of Diversity & Inclusion planned the Night of Culture on National Diversity Day (October 4th) to showcase the many cultures on campus through education, cuisine and performances. Numerous student groups, academic and non-academic departments were invited to staff a table during the Friday evening program. Those who staffed a table and/or performed included: M.O.T.I.O.N, Multi-Essence, Pure Vocals, Curry Dance Team, WMLN 91.5, language departments (French, Spanish & Chinese), GSA, Curry Cares, Spiritual Life & Sodexo. Additional support was provided by African American Studies, Institutional Diversity Committee and Student Activities

Diversity Events at Curry College

National Coming Out Day
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and The Office of Diversity & Inclusion co-sponsored ‘Rainbow' tabling in the Student Center during National Coming Out Week - October 7-11. Faculty, staff and students visited the table to color in a portion of a rainbow with positive and encouraging messages for members of the LGBTQ community who are out, coming out or struggling to do so. Additionally, rainbow ribbons were available for community members to display support for the LGBTQ community and increase visibility on campus.

Diversity Events at Curry College

Let's Talk About It: Unpacking Stereotypes
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion co-sponsored Let's Talk About It: Unpacking Stereotypes program with Multi-cultural Student Union (MSU). The diversity coordinator facilitated a conversation on Stereotypes and their effect on individuals and communities as well as how to dispel stereotypes among strangers, friends & family.

Diversity Events at Curry College

Gender Stories: Living Between the Lines
Four individuals living intersex or transsexual lives presented a panel discussion on their experience living between standard normative lines of gender presentation. They shared their very different perspective and offered an opportunity for a free-flowing Q&A with the Curry community about what it means to live "between the lines." Co-sponsored by Women's & Gender Students, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Diversity Committee & Gay Straight Alliance

Diversity Events at Curry College

Annawon Weeden
The Committee for Social & Environmental Justice led efforts to host the second annual Celebrate Native Cultures Event featuring Annawon Weeden, Wampanoag Tribe Educator. This event allowed faculty, staff, students and guests the opportunity to witness and engage with Native American Cultures through drumming, dancing, and stories from the oral tradition of Native Peoples, including the cultural significance of Thanksgiving. This daylong event (2pm- 9pm) program included vendors, an educational classroom discussion, a faculty/staff dinner and interactive dancing.

Diversity Events at Curry College

Inspire Social Justice Ad Contest
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offered an opportunity for the community to share their 'dream' through artistic expression in honor of Martin Luther King's, "I have a dream" speech. The winner(s) of this contest will be revealed in Spring 2014.

 
Video: Diversity and Inclusion at Curry

At Curry College, diversity is central to excellence in education, not a separate goal. We are an inclusive community where embracing differences is essential to creating a safe and welcoming environment for exploration and learning, as well as personal and professional growth.

Temple Jordan, Diversity Coordinator

In her role as the Diversity Coordinator, Temple Jordan coordinates the College's efforts to foster an inclusive campus community that attracts and supports diversity in many forms. Through working with students, staff and faculty, she is responsible for the design, oversight and planning of programs, workshops and training sessions that promote this goal.

Men in Nursing

Recent Curry College male nursing alums, along with Curry nursing professor Dr. Don Anderson dispel many of the outdated stereotypes associated with men entering the nursing field in the 21st Century.

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