Diversity & Inclusion E-News: Events – Week of 2.13.17


Institutional Updates

Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Council

Meeting Re-scheduled
The meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9th was canceled due to weather. A new date is now being determined and will be shared with the community ASAP

Student News

La Herencia Latina

Hola! Are you interested to know what happens at La Herencia Latina General Member meetings? La Herencia Latina is a student organization dedicated to developing an environment that supports its’ members socially and academically. They accomplish this by embracing their Latino heritage and history, and integrating it into Wheelock campus life. Their ultimate goal is to create a campus environment that understands, respects, and legitimizes their Latino culture. La Herencia is currently trying to find a time to meet as a community to talk about current events, laugh, talk, cry, and express themselves! if you are interested in joining, click this link and fill out the short poll to contribute the best times that work for you to come together and have discussions: http://doodle.com/poll/ph7evh9hkm7hqy3eEvents


The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs &The National Center for Race Amity

Invite You to Join Us In Celebrating the Legacy of Black & Jewish Friendship


February Program Lecture and Multimedia Presentation: The Preacher and The Rabbi – A Special Friendship

Presentation by William H. “Smitty” Smith, Ed. D.

Black Filmmaker Hall of Fame Award Winner and Founding Director of the National Center for Race Amity Film Maker

When: 7PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Where: Wheelock MultiCultural Center

A Black History Month Film Series

February 13 & 21, 2017

The following are part two and three of a 3-part film series that explores the history of a people’s the struggle for freedom. One film presents key moments in the 20th century Civil Rights Movement. The other explores the history of the mass incarceration of black and Hispanic/Latino men. Both films show how individuals and groups have stood up to unfair and oppressive circumstances and have paved the way for a more just America (U.S.). Here is the schedule for these films:

Feb. 13, 4 PM – 6 PM. CCSR Wolf Room Eyes on The Prize, Vol. III: Mississippi, Is This America (1962-64) (DVD)

This episode explores the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and its work in Mississippi. This work results in the development of a black political party in Mississippi. This party challenges the legitimacy of the all-white Mississippi political party at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. The title of this episode is from Fannie Lou Hammer’s famous speech at this convention. She speaks at the convention as a representative on an integrated Mississippi. Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). (Film showing: 60 min. Discussion to follow for 20 min.)

Feb. 21, 4 PM – 6 PM. CCSR Wolf Room Thirteenth (a documentary on Netflix)

This is a documentary film that explores the development of the mass incarceration of Black and Hispanic men in the United States of America over the last several decades. The title, 13th, refers to the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment abolished slavery in the United States. However, it states an exception that allows those convicted of a criminal offense to be used for slave labor. The film explains how this exception provides the basis for the construction of a for- profit prison system in this country. Such a system provides the incentive for mass incarceration. (Film showing: 1hr. 40 min. Discussion follows for 20 min.)


Understanding Laws in the US: A Post-Inauguration Event for International Students

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CLOSURES: New date to be determined.

Click here for more information.

WheeBuild Community

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 9AM-9:00PM 

Sponsored by the Wheelock College Faculty Senate

On February 28, we will gather together to build and strengthen our Wheelock community. The day will include workshops, performances and community-wide activities. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Professional Development & Community Engagement Opportunities

Office of Institutional Advancement 

Apply for a job with Wheelock!

The position of Office Manager and Advancement Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of Institutional Advancement and supports key projects and events related to Alumni Relations and Development. Learn more about this opening by clicking here.

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Applications are now being accepted to fill vacancies on the Berkshire, Essex, Worcester and newly established Hampden and Hampshire-Franklin Commissions on the Status of Women.

The commissions, which are comprised of nine to 13 members from throughout the respective regions, exist to provide a positive and effective voice for women and girls. They are charged with conducting an ongoing study of matters concerning women in the region, reporting their findings annually to the MCSW, and recommending solutions.

Commissioners are drawn from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds. More information and links to each application are available here.

The MCSW welcomes all interested and qualified applicants. Please contact Kelly Lynch at 617-626-6520 or kelly.e.lynch@state.ma.us with any questions.


Community Service & Civic Engagement Council
Community Engagement Opportunity!

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