The Diversity Empowerment Council is spearheading an initiative encouraging the greater Smith community (faculty, staff, students and alumni) to share their voice through personal anecdotes about power, privilege, microaggressions, systemic oppression and other topics. Let's continue the conversation to move our country, our university and the Smith School of Business forward and make meaningful change. 

Justin Ferguson - Pigeonholing: Entertainment or Athletics

Jasmine Snead - Microaggressions & The Policing of Black Hair

Darius Hannah - Systematic Demoralization

Melanie Ashton - Discussing Race with your Children

Augustine Chatterjee - Framing within Intercultural Communication

Virginia Pierrie - The Power of Being Direct

Edgar Valenzuela - Minority Representation in Higher Education

Katherine Robinson - Tokenism

The Robert H. Smith School of Business' Diversity Empowerment Council is filming a series of testimonial videos regarding experiences with diversity and inclusion. If you are interested in sharing your story with the Smith community please fill out the interest form.

Questions? Please contact Jeanette Snider at jcsnider@umd.edu.

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