BOOM: Community Day 2024

Building On Our Momentum (BOOM) is an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning symposium featuring a series of events that incorporate the voices and experiences of students, faculty, staff and alums.

Over the last eight years, BOOM sessions have explored topics from cultivating anti-racist pedagogy and praxes and challenging gender-based oppression to examining histories, legacies and stories of inclusion and creating supportive strategies for countering bias. Building upon this work, BOOM Day 2024 — April 9 — will feature a mix of in-person and virtual healing and reflection spaces as well as asynchronous programming. Classes are canceled on April 9. BOOM plenary sessions will be held between April 4th and 15th.

BOOM sessions are designed with care to meet the campus community where we are in our learning capacities to engage in topics on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more and explore the schedule below.

As part of your BOOM journey, check out the BOOM LibGuide. LITS has curated a range of resources to help our community deepen our engagement with each session. Pieces include works created by this year’s speakers and facilitators.

E-mail the DEI team with any questions at


24 FP Monologues | The next, Next.

Thu, Apr 4, 2024 7pm to 8:30pm

This is a past event.

Join us for an evening of real-life stories from Frances Perkins Scholars (FPs) and the non-traditional journeys that brought us through the gates of Mount Holyoke College. Our backgrounds are...

President Holley’s Class: POLIT-351, The Supreme Court and Civil Rights – Zoom BOOM!

Mon, Apr 8, 2024 6pm to 7pm

This is a past event.

President Holley’s Class: POLIT-351, The Supreme Court and Civil Rights – Zoom BOOM! As part of BOOM, President and Professor of Politics Danielle Holley is offering all students, faculty, staff...

Virtual Event


Mikki Hebl - Hastorf Lecture

Thu, Apr 11, 2024 11:45am to 1:15pm

This is a past event.

Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, Ph.D. Rice University, will be giving the annual Hastorf Lecture. Title of the talk: Working Together, Practicing the Science of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This...

Clapp Laboratory, Hooker Auditorium (016)

IGD at MHC with Dr. Kristie Ford and Dr. Marcella Runell

Fri, Apr 12, 2024 9:30am to 11am

This is a past event.

Join us for a special session hosted by the Intergroup Dialogue Center in collaboration with the Division of Student Life and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will screen a...

Becoming a Restorative Campus with Dr. David Karp

Mon, Apr 15, 2024 5pm to 6pm

This is a past event.

Mount Holyoke is honored to host Dr. David Karp for a BOOM keynote titled “Becoming a Restorative Campus” on Monday, April 15 from 5 to 6 pm. Restorative Justice — a communal approach to prevent...

Art Building, Gamble Auditorium