Events

Thursday, October 7

Spin - Erica

A stationary cycling workout set to music with the motivation of a class setting. Adaptable resistance allows for any level of fitness to participate in this...

Diversity Mini Grants Call for Proposals

Have ideas for an innovative project or program that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus? Get funded by The Council for Inclusive...

Opening Remarks & Keynote: Intertwined Struggles: No Justice Without Disability Justice

Day Of Understanding Opening Remarks by President Ross Gittell and Kevin K. Martins, AVP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 8:30am – 9:00am Location:...

A Chance to Give Back: Non-Profit Volunteer Fair

Studies indicate that the very act of giving back to the community boosts your happiness, health, and sense of well-being. Non-profit organizations from...

Save the Date

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, the Bryant community will take part in Day of Understanding – an opportunity to explore topics surrounding diversity, equity,...

Death Row Exonerees (Photography Exhibit)

Presenter: Martin Schoeller No registration required. An exhibit by world renowned photographer Martin Schoeller in collaboration with the non-profit...

Fall 2021 First Year Registration Workshops

Fall 2021 Registration Workshops for First Year Students

Veterans Memorial Wreath

Presented in Partnership with the Bryant Veterans Professional Network In honor of the 13 service members killed in Kabul, a veteran’s wreath and photos...

Body Mapping: Embodying our Stories, Embracing our Differences (Student Art Exhibit)

Presenters: Joan Zaretti, Ph.D and Valerie Carrigan, MFA No registration required. Body mapping is a vibrant representational technique where individuals...

Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Challenging Bias and Hate

Presenters: Mailee Kue, Ph.D. and Chris Morse, Ph.D. In collaboration with various offices and departments, the Bias Incident Committee has implemented the...

Dress for Success Closet

Presenter: Kelley Tiarks The Centers for Student Success strive to provide all students with the resources needed to be successful during their time at...

How to Be a Leader in a Diverse Supply Chain (Students only)

Students Only Event Presenters: Michael Gravier, Ph.D. and Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D. What is it like to be the white boss in a warehouse full of Hispanic or...

Just Cause: The Experience (Faculty only)

Presenter: Ed Kairiss, Ph.D. Presented in Partchership with: The Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Only Session. Participants in this session will...

Liberty and Justice for All: The Bryant Veteran Student Experience

Presenters: Danielle Joyce ‘23, Robert Bressan ‘23, Robert McFadden ’23, and Jason Vongratsamy ‘23, Moderator: Kenneth J. Sousa, Ph.D. Servicemembers join...

The Definition of Insanity

Presenters: Cindy Schwartz and Justin Volpe, Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project Untreated mental illness and addiction are ongoing crises across...

Understanding the First-Generation College Student Experience

Presenters: Rebecca Senna and Nicole Craig, ‘22 If education is known as the great equalizer, then access to quality education is a fundamental pathway for...

White Anti-Racism and Allyship Learning Circle (Faculty and Staff only)

Presenters: Kelly Boutin, Robin Warde, Amy Ames, Angie Phillips, Ph.D., Kathleen Brown, Terri Hasseler, Ph.D., Stephanie Carter, Karen Maguire, and Amanda...

Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion

Presenter: Li Wei Yang, The Huntington Library and Arts Museum Presented in Partnership with: International Affairs This exhibit and lecture detail the...

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality – How do we assign labels to our complicated experiences of identity?

Presenter: Robyn Ochs Presented in Partnership with: The Bryant Pride Center This session explores the sexuality landscape, conducting a thought-provoking...

Body Mapping: Embodying our Stories, Embracing our Differences

Presenters: Joan Zaretti, Ph.D. and Valerie Carrigan, MFA Drop-In Workshop (no registration required) Body mapping is a vibrant representational technique...

Coping Through COVID: Exploring the Mental Health Impact on the Bryant Community

Presenters: Robert Richards and Kady Piloto A moderated panel discussion about the impact of the pandemic and socio/political events of the past several...

Improv Comedy and Social Justice

Melissa Bowler is an Improv Comedian and Advocate whose passion is teaching people to be better humans through comedy. Her workshops and keynotes have taken...

Islamophobia and Asian-Americans

Presenter: Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D. The post-9/11 era in the U.S. has exposed and enhanced prejudice and bigotry towards Muslims and people perceived as...

Social Justice: The Role of Mathematics

Presenters: Rick Gorvett, Ph.D., Alicia Lamere, Ph.D., William Zywiak, Ph.D., and Gao Niu, Ph.D. In our technologically driven world, data and mathematics...

Standing on Sacred Ground: Eight Cultures - One Fight

Presenters: Maura Coughlin, Ph.D. and Laura Kohl Drop-In Workshop (no registration required) An interactive art workshop where participants will respond to...

Sweet Justice Café

Presented in Partnership with: Fisher Student Center Operations Stop by the first floor of the Fisher Student Center to grab a free snack and take a seat by...

Universal Design for Learning as Social and Educational Justice (Faculty only)

Presenters: Ilisabeth Bornstein, J.D., Marie Saddlemire, Ph.D., and Ryan Marnane, Ph.D. This panel examines Universal Design for Learning’s (UDL)...

Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion (Historical Documents Exhibit) ‒ Li Wei Yang, The Huntington Library and Arts Museum

Presenter: Li Wei Yang Presented in Partnership with: International Affairs and The Krupp Library This exhibit details the contributions of You Chung...

Keynote - What the Eyes Don’t See: Stories from the Frontlines of the Flint Water Crisis (Virtual)

Presenter: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Moderators: Logan O’Donnel, ‘22 and Emma McGovern, ‘23 Presented in Partnership with: The Honors Program and The Center...

12pm
Virtual Event
Ability not Disability

Presented in Partnership with: Best Buddies Presenters: Angela LeBel, ‘22 and Lauren Mederios, ‘22 Members of Bryant Best Buddies and the Student...

An Interactive Discussion and Networking on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Presenters: Stefanie Boyer, Ph.D. and Robin Warde Participants enjoy a flexible hybrid environment to explore challenges and best practices in improving...

Bryant University Department of Public Safety Serves You a Scoop

Join us for a free scoop of ice cream served by our very own Bryant DPS officers. Take the time to chat and get to know the officers that support our campus...

Does America Need a Third Reconstruction?

Presenters: Antoine Joseph, Ph.D., Nicole Freiner, Ph.D., and Kathleen Daly, Ph.D. What is needed for African-Americans and other minorities to achieve...

Food Truck Village

Presented in Partnership with: The International Student Organization Enjoy a variety of options from some of our favorite food trucks! Available throughout...

One Day at a Time - Justin Volpe's Story

Presenter: Justin Volpe, Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project Justin Volpe is an internationally renowned Certified Recovery Peer Specialist working...

Religious Worship in Times of COVID-19

Presenter: Katayoun Alidadi, Ph.D. How has COVID-19 and the legal restrictions in Rhode Island affected religious communities and their ability to support...

Religious Worship in Times of COVID-19 (Poster Exhibit)

Presenter: Katayoun Alidadi, Ph.D. How has COVID-19 and the legal restrictions in Rhode Island affected religious communities and their ability to support...

The United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education Sustainable Develop Goals in Business Courses, Research and Service

Presenters: Michael Gravier, Ph.D. and Eileen Kwesiga, Ph.D. Bryant University recently joined other global-minded schools to implement sustainability in...

Yoga, Henna and Sweatshops: Cultural Appropriation, Exploitation, and the Commodification of South Asian Culture

Presenter: Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D. Presented in Partnership with International Affairs As South Asian cultural and spiritual practices continue to proliferate...

Employers, Diversity, & Inclusion – It’s More Than just a Mission Statement!

Presenters: Patricia Miernicki and Kevin Gaw, Ph.D. A more diverse and inclusive workplace can help companies access and retain top talent, grow into new...

Safe Zone

Presenter: Kelly Boutin Join the Bryant Pride Center and PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion for Safe Zone. During this workshop, participants will be...

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality – How do we assign labels to our complicated experiences of identity?

Presenter: Robyn Ochs Presented in Partnership with: The Bryant Pride Center This session explores the sexuality landscape, conducting a thought-provoking...

Climate Change and Justice: Impacts on Individuals, Communities, and Nations

Presenters: Hong Yang, Ph.D., Eileen Kwesiga, Ph.D., and Gaytha Langlois, Ph.D. The current rate of climate change is a monumental crisis, and the...

Community Based Behavioral Health Services: A Bridge to the Possible

Presenter: Cindy Schwartz, Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project This workshop utilizes the Eight Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health...

Exploring Labels That Define Our Identity (Students only)

Presenter: Esther Kalajian Students Session Only. Our culture shapes the way we work and play, and it influences our values and view. This session will...

Exploring Social Justice Blindspots: A Reflection of the AAPI Experience

Presenters: Jeff Cabusao, Ph.D., Kaoru Paganelli, Gao Niu, Ph.D., and Katie Phung After a year of anti-Asian attacks across America, AAPI staff and faculty...

Justice in the Hebrew Bible and Judaism

Presenter: Rabbi Steven Jablow Many of our current conceptions of justice have roots in religious scripture. This session provides an examination of...

Understanding Students with Disabilities

Presenters: Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, Advisors: Marie Saddlemire, Ph.D. and Ryan Marnane, Ph.D. The student members of the Bryant Chapter of the Delta...

TIAA Live Webinar

Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

3pm
Virtual Event
Keynote - Death Row Exoneree Panel

Presenters: Martin Schoeller, Kwame Ajamu, Ray Krone, and Derrick Jamison Presented in Partnership with: University Student Government and Witness to...

Yoga with Noelle

Come to one, or all sessions. Yoga mats available. Space limited, please pre-register with nharris@bryant.edu

A Reliance on Sacrifice Zones - A Tale of Two Cities

Presenters: Paul A. Roselli and Dinalyn Spears, Narragansett Indian Tribe Wherever you live, the forces of big power demand the taking of land, resources...

Bravely Expressing Who You Are at School and Work (Students Only)

Presenters: Veronica Stewart and Amy Ames Students Only Session. Each facet of your identity adds diversity and value to your school and your workplace. In...

Diversity Circle - Engaging in the Conversation (Students only)

Presenter: Haedy Liu, Ph.D. Students Only Session. In order to build the capacity of our students to engage in thoughtful discussions and action in issues...

Justice in International Business (Students Only)

Presenters: Jacqueline Saslawski, J.D., MPIA, Robert Massoud, MBA, PMP, and Christopher Ratcliffe, MBA Students Only Session. This session will use actual...

The Constitution and Social Fairness

Presenter: Ronald Washburn, J.D. To truly understand justice, one must understand how courts apply the U.S. Constitution when hearing cases dealing with...

Keynote - Red, White, Black & Blue: A Cartoonist Addresses America’s Racial Illiteracy

Presented in Partnership with: Multicultural Student Union Keith Knight is many things to many people–rapper, activist, father, and educator among them. He...

In the Heights (Movie Screening)

Presented in Partnership with: The Association of Latino Professionals for America A screening of the film version of the award-winning Broadway musical. In...

Vibes Café

Presenters: Music By: Cam Bells, Walt Pearson Jr., Mike Rollins, Seth Woodruff, Jowell Robinson, and Karna Touze Poetry By: Bienveni Loua, Ariella, RudyRu,...

Thursday, October 7