BOOM: Community Day 2021

BOOM! is an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning symposium featuring a series of events. The event incorporates the voices and experiences of students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Sessions are designed by members of the community for the entire community and will meet participants where they are in their learning and comfort in engaging in sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

BOOM! 2021 will be a combination of live talks and recorded content.

Opening of BOOM!: Community Day 2021  In Solidarity: A Vigil for the those targeted by Anti-Asian and Gender Based Violence

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In this year's opening to Building On Our Momentum (BOOM!): Community Day, we will come together for a gathering space and vigil addressing the heartbreaking...

3/23 9am
Virtual Event
Audre’s Lessons

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A workshop on the life and teachings of Black lesbian feminist, Audre Lorde. We will explore the gifts ancestor Audre Lorde has given us that has touched us...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
Doing Anti-Racism Work and Addressing Intergenerational Trauma

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Race-based trauma has extremely harmful effects to all those who experience it. The consistent rise of attacks against individuals based upon their...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
Faculty and Staff Facts in a Flash: Creating Accessible Learning Environments

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Students living with disabilities, who are admitted to the University, are required to meet the same rigorous standards for admission as all other students....

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
Redefining Wellness, Care and Access: Disabled Community-Building and Worldmaking

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We are everywhere - disabled, sick, mad, crip, neurodivergent, wobbly, lopsided, drooling, flapping, rocking. Yet we often move through the world alone,...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
Sharing Narratives: Building Allies in Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia with Dr. Amer Ahmed and Rabbi Josh Lesser

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An important element of diversity that is often overlooked in higher education institutions is the need to create intentional policies and practices that...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
The Bystander Imperative (student-only session)

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In this session, participants will learn about personal, professional, and organizational equity dimensions. They will identify their personal roadblocks to...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
TLI Boom! Event: Beyond the Pipeline: Inclusive Environments in STEM with Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin

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A BOOM session for faculty, sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Initiative.

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
Understanding Race and Racism

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Through participating in this workshop, participants will gain foundational skills to assist them in their journey towards being antiracist by: reflecting on...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
We Are Our Ancestor’s Wildest Dreams: Applying to Graduate School as a BIPOC Student

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Are you thinking about graduate school but unsure whether it’s right for you? Do you have concerns about the experiences you might have to navigate as a...

3/23 10am
Virtual Event
Filmmaker Q&A: Coded Bias with Shalini Kantayya

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Mount Holyoke's Computer Science department welcomes filmmaker, Shalini Kantayya to a very special discussion about her film, Coded Bias. This is being...

3/23 11am
Virtual Event
STEMPOC, Learning in a Pandemic

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This event will consist of three elements. First, STEMPOC (People of Color in STEM) students, and STEM faculty and staff will engage in an icebreaker event....

3/23 12pm
Virtual Event
TLI BOOM! Event: Decolonizing the Disciplines with Riché Barnes, Renae Brodie, Liz Markovits, and Karen Remmler

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A BOOM session for faculty and staff only, sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Initiative.

3/23 1:30pm
Virtual Event
"Bottom Rung Laborers": Black Women’s Subordination and Exploitation in American Academia

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What, to Black women, is the doctorate? Is it a marker of intellectual prowess, an access point for the proverbial seat at the table, or perhaps a reminder...

3/23 2pm
Virtual Event
Are You Awake, Woke Or Are You Doing The Work? Developing Strategies Towards Being More Than Just An Ally

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During this workshop, participants will gain practical skills and learn strategies necessary in creating their own individual action plan for equity and...

3/23 2pm
Virtual Event
Ser Artista: Centering Wellness Through Artistic Practice

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This session, with singer-songwriter, poet, filmmaker, scholar, and educator Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez will center collective wellness and liberation...

3/23 2pm
Virtual Event
Shared Past: A Personal Reflection on Enslaved Ancestors and the Legacy of Plantations with Haydel descendants

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The Whitney Plantation located in New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the only living historical monuments that tells the story of slavery from the experience...

3/23 2pm
Virtual Event
The Bystander Imperative (faculty and staff session)

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In this session, participants will learn about personal, professional, and organizational equity dimensions. They will identify their personal roadblocks to...

3/23 2pm
Virtual Event
How Does Your Life Bear the Fruit of your Politics aka Do You Have an Anti-racist Practice?

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Anti-racism is a skill and a practice. It requires honesty, the willingness to unlearn and confront power. Do you consider yourself an anti-racist? Do you...

3/23 3pm
Virtual Event
TLI BOOM! Event: Racial Equity Research and Action Grants program: Developing Your Proposal with Liz Markovits and Dyan Wiley

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A BOOM session for faculty and staff, sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Initiative.

3/23 3pm
Virtual Event
Truth and Racial Healing for Loving and Sustainable Futures

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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu “Punihei” Lipe and Matthew Kamakani Lynch from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as they discuss...

3/23 3pm
Virtual Event
BOOM:Community Day 2021 Keynote with Clint Smith: How the Word is Passed

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We welcome Clint Smith, gifted spoken word poet and academician, as the keynote speaker for our 5th annual Building On Our Momentum (BOOM!) 2021 learning...

3/23 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Frances Perkins Monologues

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This event will be presented as part of BOOM’s opening night. The FP Monologues is an annual Frances Perkins Scholars tradition, and the community's chance...

3/23 6:30pm
Virtual Event
Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis and the Next

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We are honored to welcome Dean Spade in conversation with activist Taylor Alxndr of Southern Fried, Queer Pride and Smith College Professor, Jina Kim for our...

3/23 8pm
Virtual Event