Upcoming Events

African American Women in Higher Education New England's 16th Annual Conference
Monday, October 29, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm

AAWHE-NE seeks to empower women from the African Diaspora in higher education. Our annual conference offers a unique professional development and networking opportunity for colleagues in the New England area. Featuring Framingham Mayor Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer as keynote speaker and a variety of workshops, the day promises to be thought provoking and beneficial. Join AAWHE-NE President/Simmons colleague, Lisa Smith-McQueenie and make lasting connections at this dynamic event.

Your Latinx Students: Initiatives for Support, Engagement &Completion
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm

This webinar explores how to best support Latinx student using evidence-informed practices to create a welcoming and inclusive space focused on student achievement. Featuring Arizona State University's Director of Academic Services Dr. Tamara Coronella, the webinar will cover ways to engage and encourage Latinx student success.

New England HERC 8th Annual Diversity Conference
Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:30am - 4:45pm

Join Boston University for the 8th annual Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Diversity Conference for a conversation on equity and inclusion. Featuring best-selling author Dr. Damon Williams, the conference will include presentations on re-thinking mentoring, diversity management, and maintaining diverse hiring practices within the workplace.

JP Webinars for Higher Education Professionals
This higher education centered webinar resource offers a range of educational materials with a commitment to funding student scholarship. Topics include advancing social justice capacities, developing critical reflection in your daily work, and more.

Highlighted Webinars

Interrogating White Middle-Class Dominance in our Workplaces
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Want to work toward creating more inclusive spaces in the classroom and work environments? Explore the intersections of race, class and gender and learn how to dismantle the social hierarchies that inform them through examining our role in creating change.

Uplifting Womxn of Color in Higher Education Beyond Equity and Inclusion
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm

This panel discussion of womxn of color will explore the multidimensional facets of discrimination that impact them and explore tools to overcome and uplift oppressions grip.

Internal Resources

Activism 101
What does activism truly mean? This guide seeks to answer that question and more through videos, articles, books and infographics, to name a few. This guide provides comprehensive resources on the foundation of activism and where you might stand in your own activism journey.

Explore the history of activism at Simmons University through an interactive online exhibit. See how Simmons students made advocacy integral to their curriculum and solidified Simmons as a place where change can happen.

Black History@Simmons
Delve into the history of the first Black students at Simmons and explore Black history over the Universitys years. Read how student activism created integral community changes and how the University still strives to make Simmons an inclusive space.

Beatley Library Anti-Oppression Guide
The Simmons Library presents a guide to navigating anti oppression frameworks through a social justice lens. This includes information about diversity, inclusion, and anti oppression strategies and theories. A must read for the Simmons community.