To celebrate Belmont University’s diversity and inclusion initiatives campus-wide, the Belmont community is invited to the fifth annual Diversity Week celebration. Events for Diversity Week are scheduled to take place September 23 – 27.
This year’s events provide opportunities for members of the Belmont community to be a part of important discussions regarding diversity and inclusion, hear from nationally recognized authors and speakers, and view the uplifting film, “The Farewell,” among other events.
A sampling of this year’s events include:
Diversity in Christ: Dr. Christina Edmondson on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Janet Ayers Academic Center Chapel: Christina Edmondson is Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College who works with universities to expand intentional intercultural connections.
Breaking Old Rhythms: Amena Brown on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Janet Ayer Academic Center Chapel: Amena Brown is a faith-inspired force in the world of spoken word poetry who has released five albums, two books and been featured at the National Poetry Slam and the Creativity World Forum.
Real Talk (Faculty & Staff) on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Massy Board Room: This event will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff participants to engage in a ‘real talk’ regarding diversity and inclusion efforts on Belmont’s campus, and offers the chance to discuss important issues honestly and authentically.
Movie Night with Q&A “The Farewell” on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Theatre: Members of the Belmont community will view “The Farewell” with a Q&A session following the film.
Finding Beauty in All:L’Arche Mobile on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Janet Ayers Academic Center Chapel. L’Arche Mobile is one of the many L’Arche Communities Worldwide. L’Arche is an international federation of communities in which people with an intellectual disability and those who help them can live, work, and share their lives together.
The Welcome Home Diversity Council is devoted to diversity and inclusion efforts across campus and focus on enhancing an embedding a culture of inclusive excellence. Belmont State of Mind houses all of these initiatives including the University’s annual Diversity Week.