Diversity Events

Spring 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Event Submission

We would like to feature your diversity event on this website and in our weekly newsletter!

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February

February 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

Join the School of Public Policy for a conversation with Chloe Schwenke (SPP) and Jay Gilliam (USAID) about the connections between racial justice and equality for LGBTQ+ persons and where the work intersects, diverges, and supports values of universal human dignity for all. The two discussants will share their expertise and experiences from the U.S. and around the world of being part of intersectionally marginalized groups and explore the struggle for equality and justice.

February 25, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Black History Month Closing Ceremony will feature speakers, musical selections, spoken word, recognition of students Warriors, Black History Trivia, and Door Prizes. Email carswell@umd.edu for more details. Learn more.

February 25, 2021 - 6:30pm

Smith PhD is partnering with the Big Ten Alliance business schools to increase exposure to business doctoral programs nationwide, aiming to improve representation and diversity amongst business school faculty. Join us on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. ET for a 3-part informational webinar where the path to a PhD and the impact of pursuing a career in academia will be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from current doctoral students and faculty members from underrepresented groups about their academic career experiences. Download the flyer.

February 28, 2021 - 7:00pm

Faculty, students and guest choirs come together for a concert celebrating Black History Month curated by the School of Music’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee and in partnership with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA). Hosted by CAAPA's Executive Director Terri Allen with remarks by the College of Arts and Humanities’ Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, this jubilant celebration will shine a light on history and amplify the call for racial justice in the present through spirituals, narration, poetry and other musical works by Black composers. Guest choirs include the CAAPA Chorale, the Carter Legacy Singers and the Heritage Signature Chorale. The program will also feature the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s virtual performance of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings and conclude with the Black National Anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing, originally presented over the summer by Nicole Heaston of the Purple Robe Song Series and performed by professional singers including voice and opera faculty Kevin Short. This is a pre-recorded event and is available on Vimeo.

March

March 4, 2021 - 6:00pm

March 4, 5, 6, 2021 from 6-9 p.m.

Presented by the Artist Partner Programs at The Clarice, the BlackLight Summit is a year-long dance initiative that investigates how time, people, possibility and hope come together to examine legacy, citizenship and scholarship. The summit asks, through the practice of being socially responsible within the arts: How do we create traditions? How do we transform them into enduring legacies? 

The peak of the BlackLight Summit is a three-day convening that features roundtable conversations, artistic presentations and student engagement. This initiative re-envisions dance performance as a conduit to galvanize imagination, resilience and inventiveness.

March 4, 2021 - 6:00pm

For the tenth year, Women Inspire will showcase Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. This annual event will celebrate female empowerment that inspires attendees and challenges them to realize and reach their full potential.

The 2021 Women Inspire Honorees will be the following Maryland Smith alumnae:

Wendy SanhaiWendy Sanhai, PhD, EMBA '09
Specialist Leader at Deloitte
Consulting
Wendy R. Sanhai has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of issues in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries and regulatory science. Over the course of her career, she has held key leadership roles in academia, at federal research and regulatory organizations including the NIH, the Foundation for NIH (FNIH) and the FDA and, most recently, within private industry. In 2016 she joined Deloitte Consulting: Federal Strategy and Operations as a specialist leader. In this position, Sanhai combines unparalleled subject matter expertise and business acumen to address the needs of clients in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical device fields, and leverages her expertise along with Deloitte’s multidisciplinary teams of strategy and advisory consultants. For full bio, see the Women Inspire webpage.

Ali von ParisAli von Paris '12
CEO and founder of Route One Apparel

Ali von Paris is CEO and founder of Route One Apparel, the premier source for trendy and affordable Maryland pride apparel and accessories. The company began in 2010 when, while still an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, von Paris designed a t-shirt for her friends to commemorate the closing of a popular local bar. When demand for the t-shirts spread quickly through social media, von Paris began selling them online, and soon she had a budding business. For full bio, see the Women Inspire webpage.

Register for the Virtual Conversation

Please note: Registration for the Women Inspire Virtual Networking is separate and a link will be shared in your confirmation. It is also posted on the Women Inspire webpage.

March 4, 2021 - 6:30pm

Join Victor Mullins, associate dean of undergraduate programs and diversity officer, and Jeanette Snider, associate director of undergraduate programs, in an interactive, engaging and timely book club. Divided into the seven sections of A Promised Land by former President Barack Obama, we will meet throughout the Spring 2021 semester to discuss the Obama presidency in today's context. Join Smith faculty, staff, students and alumni as we take this journey together!

PART FOUR | THE GOOD FIGHT
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March 7, 2021 - 4:00pm

Join Victor Mullins, associate dean of undergraduate programs and diversity officer, and Jeanette Snider, associate director of undergraduate programs, in an interactive, engaging and timely book club. Divided into the seven sections of A Promised Land by former President Barack Obama, we will meet throughout the Spring 2021 semester to discuss the Obama presidency in today's context. Join Smith faculty, staff, students and alumni as we take this journey together!

PART FOUR | THE GOOD FIGHT
Page 331-426

March 11, 2021 - 4:00pm

This pre-conference virtual event will empower undergraduate women of color to realize that they are the future of business leadership through real-talk panels and networking sessions. African American/Black, Latinx, and Native American undergraduate women who are admitted to the National Campus to Business Leadership Conference will be invited to attend this very special pre-conference program. To be admitted to the Women of Color Symposium, please apply via our Conference application.

Learn more at fortefoundation.org.

March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

March 12-13, 2021 at Noon

Discover how to turn your passions into a business career during this premier virtual event for undergraduate women from any major and any background. You'll explore business career paths, hear from exciting speakers — like New York Times bestselling author, Lindsey Pollak — and meet with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies who are in search of candidates just like you.

Learn more at fortefoundation.org.

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