The Saint Anselm College Inclusion Bulletin is designed to provide information and reflections on campus activities and events pertaining to diversity and inclusion.
A Word from Dr. Diaz
Welcome and welcome back. So much is happening on the Hilltop!
The Anselmian Network for Racial Justice (ANRJ) has two years of work behind us and our campus’ commitment to these issues has permeated departments and classes across campus. An inventory of ANRJ related initiatives has been conducted and results will be shared this fall.
The college’s DEI Action Plan Committee has been hard at work and this year will focus on beginning implementation. Among other things, stay tuned for an exciting new curricular and co-curricular speaker series and a new film series. We always welcome suggestions from the campus community.
Saint A’s is also looking to strengthen professional development and life long learning for its faculty and staff. For example, various colleagues ranging from faculty in our Nursing Department to staff in our Office for Residential Life, have been exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). I have made reading the materials from an exciting fall course on Native American Literature part of my personal learning plan.
This issue of the Inclusion Bulletin spotlights Saylor Garcia ’24 as she reflects on how her faith and her social justice values interconnect. Next, check-out some reflections from colleagues and students involved in the Hilltop Academy Program. In addition, learn about newly funded innovations ideas that will promote diversity on campus this fall that include enhanced racial justice discussions in the Conversatio Program as well as celebrating multilingual writing at the ARC. See details in the Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Fund (DIIF) section below and consider proposing your own innovative idea for grant funding this spring. Lastly, this bulletin offers highlights from upcoming events and programs including a Grappone Humanities Institute program about respect for opposing political viewpoints (especially relevant during polarized times) and an Emmy winning documentary, with director’s talk, on the lived experience of New England Indigenous people today.