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  1. Anna Kelly ’23MS

    “As an Indigenous woman, it is hard for me to not take personally the challenging and banning of books by Indigenous authors and about the Indigenous experience,” says Anna Kelly ’23MS an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

  2. Olivia Montgomery giving virtual testimony to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in the Massachusetts Legislature

    In December of 2023, Simmons School of Social Work Associate Professor Olivia Montgomery offered virtual testimony in support of a bill prohibiting body size discrimination. In a presentation to the Simmons community in February, Montgomery offered an introduction to Fat Liberation in Social Work, examining the root causes of anti-fatness and its widespread consequences.

  3. A basic map of Haiti

    After armed groups overran Port-au-Prince, thereby displacing thousands of residents and hindering access to food, Haiti’s government declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2024. According to Sylvain, Haiti must cultivate strong leadership to overcome the current crisis.

  4. A number of pills pouring out of a prescription bottle.

    Millicent Gorham, a Simmons alumna, honorary doctorate, and Trustee argues that “we must recognize that obesity is a chronic disease with serious health consequences.”

  5. Gloria Steinem. Anne Jardim, and Thasunda Brown Duckett

    We are proud that this year marks the 125th anniversary of Simmons University, an institution founded for equality and dedicated to furthering social justice and economic mobility. We are also celebrating 45 years of The Simmons Leadership Conference , an...

  6. US Government Owned Photo, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Carr speaks to WBUR in response to the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos constitute “extrauterine children.”

  7. Julie Farnam

    Julie Farnam ’00 was Assistant Director of the Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division of the United States Capitol Police when a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Farnam has since written a book about the experience and resultant backlash.

  8. Two students in a science lab, circa 1920s.

    As we enter the month of March it is an honor to celebrate Women’s History Month. This is an important moment to recognize the many contributions and achievements of women throughout our history, while also reaffirming our commitment to advancing...

  9. Wilfred Labiosa ’20PhD

    Wilfred Labiosa ’20PhD opened a series of Waves Ahead community centers in Puerto Rico, a nonprofit dedicated to working with marginalized and vulnerable people in Puerto Rico — most notably, LGBTQ+ elders.

  10. Molly Riportella holding a book amoung shelves of library books

    Molly Riportella ’12MS, a librarian in Westwood, Massachusetts, found a way to discreetly supply resources to people in violent relationships.