Virtual Open House

Listen to our virtual open house from December 5, 2018 where we discuss how we can create an inclusive and equitable campus with members of our online community.

Upcoming Events

Angela Davis Exhibition: Freed by the People
Friday, September 20, 2019 through Monday, March 9, 2020
This exhibit showcases the unique and dynamic life of pioneer Angela Y. Davis. Through an examination of her work and contributions to the social justice movement, follow this journey of Angela Y. Davis’s impact.

Celebrate! with Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers! Join in a cultural celebration through story-telling of the past and present in a performance honoring this important month at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

LatinX LGBTQIA Motivation, Empowerment, and Personal
Development Conference
Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:30AM – 3:00PM
Join this conference from Boston Nous for an exploration of the health disparities and realities of the LatinX LGBTQIA community and addressing ways to diminish the barriers in place. Located at Fenway Health.

White Supremacy Culture 101
Friday, January 10, 2020, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
From the Racial Equity Learning Community, participate in a workshop exploring the pervasiveness of white supremacy and its impact, past and present, on marginalized communities. This training will explore how individuals can combat white supremacy and ways to dismantle the barriers that have been enacted. Tickets required.

8th Annual Lesbians+ of Color Symposium (LOCS)
Friday, March 20, 2020, 6:00PM – Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:00PM
Join the Lesbians+ of Color for their 8th annual symposium! Explore an event filled with facilitated conversations, networking, and opportunities for community engagement all geared towards BTQ+ women, non-binary people of color and their allies. Located at Harvard Law School - Wasserstein Hall.

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 University's 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.

External Resources

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
This member based organization provides support and resources to those in higher education working towards the betterment the experiences of those of diverse sexual orientations. Through the consortium, you can receive networking opportunities with like minded individuals, educational and professional development resources and collaborative engagement - all with the mission to advocate for more inclusive practices within a social and racial justice lens.