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Events

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) host events to further our mission: Provide leadership, build capacity and forge partnerships to facilitate shared responsibility for creating a diverse and inclusive campus in which students, faculty and staff can excel.

African American History Month 2021

Join the following virtual events during Salisbury University’s annual African American History Month celebration.

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First Not Last: Black Greek Life at Salisbury University

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  • Through June 2022
  • Guerrieri Academic Commons

The exhibit features items from the University Archives artifact collection all month on the first floor of the Guerrieri Academic Commons, then is on display on the fourth floor March 2021-June 2022.

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Panel Discussion: The Protest ... Now What?

Join an interactive panel discussion that provides an account of how one Black family from Maryland’s EasternShore turned its grief and loss into a local movement for police accountability throughout the state.
Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services

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Speaker with book "Loving the Prophetess" in their hand

African American Poetry Read-In

Speaker with book "Loving the Prophetess" in their hand

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. Attendees are invited to read their own original poems or a poem from one of the books available from the SU Libraries.
Sponsored by SU Libraries, the Seidel School of Education and the Department of English

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The Hate U Give Book & Film Discussion

The award-winning young adult novel and film by Angie Thomas tells the story of Starr Carter, a high school student caught between conflicting worlds: her Black neighborhood and the elite, mostly white environment of her private prep school. As she navigates these spaces, she confronts the realities of racism, police violence and tensions in becoming a community activist.
A limited number of books are available for free to students, faculty and staff.
Sponsored by the Fulton Public Humanities Program

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Women reads book outside

Celebrating Women’s Voices: Reading by Afro-Colombian Poets Series

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This first part of a two-event series highlights poetry produced by Colombian women and explores a broader Black identity in the Americas. The poets perform in Spanish from Colombia in traditional dress accompanied by traditional music, and Roanoke College and SU students read the English translations by SU’s Sally Perret and Roanoke’s Jose Banuelos Monte. Featured poets include Mary Grueso Romero, Mirian Diaz Perez, Lucrecia Panchano, Lorena Torres Herrera, María Elcina Valencia Cordoba and Dionicia Moreno Aguirre.
Second event is March 31.