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It’s Our Differences that Make us Stronger: A Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month

By Leani García Torres

In a lot of ways, September can feel like an “in between” month. It’s the unofficial beginning of fall...

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Photo by Priscilla Gyamfi on Unsplash. Chalk writing on the street near the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis.

Performative Allyship after 2020: Did Real Change Come at All?

By Jessica Lit

After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, we witnessed the United States (and in fact, much of the rest of the world) experience a…

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What are we celebrating?

By Rachel Margiewicz

For some, July 4th means a long weekend to relax with family and friends. Across the country, groups host barbeques and enjoy fireworks displays...

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Seeing One’s Own Self Reflected: Belonging, Identity, and Place

By Jade Nguyen

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I find myself pondering the role of representation and story as it relates to a sense of…

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Reflections on Women’s History Month: Standing with Indigenous Women

By Leah Landerman

Since March 1987, Women’s History Month has offered an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of women to our society. This year, I have been…

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BHM 2022: Reflecting on my Self-Identification Journey

By Bryan P. Parker

"When was the moment you realized you were Black?" I’ve been asked this question a few times during DEI workshops...

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MLK Day 2022: Reflections on Solidarity and Connection

By Isra Pananon Weeks

It’s cliché, but we need to do better. I need to do better. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I cannot help but think…

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Universal Human Rights: How We Can Contribute

By Leani García Torres

As we kick off the month that for many brings thoughts of holiday cheer, family, and gathering together, we also approach another important milestone...

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Indigenous Influence on American Democracy

By Aaron Locklear

If there’s anything I’ve learned about being part of a tribe that has been fighting for full federal recognition for the past 100 years...

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Mentoring Circles for Hispanic Heritage Month

By Yolonda P. Harrison

A few months ago, we received a request from a law firm to consult on the development and implementation of a formal mentorship program...

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