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.

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

3/23 10am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A BOOM session for faculty and staff only, sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Initiative.

3/23 1:30pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A BOOM session for faculty and staff, sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Initiative.

3/23 3pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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