The art of expression: VCU student gives back to the community through art, activism and service
January 11, 2017
VCU senior Angelique Scott, fomer student assistant for diversity at the Division for Inclusive Excellence, lives her committment by giving back to the community through art, activism and service. Read more here.
Creating Change Conference 2017
January 18, 2017
The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change Conference, the pre-eminent political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. Since 1988, Creating Change has created the opportunity for people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of the LGBTQ movement and allied movements for justice and equality. The conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, January 18–22, 2017.
Equality VCU hopes to offer stipends to staff and faculty in units that do not provide funds for professional development. Prior to applying for these stipends, please confirm that your unit will not provide funding for your attendance at the Creating Change Conference. If you are interested, please complete the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/knMidmRtmzeSyWVL2
for a stipend to attend the conference. The stipend will be approximately $1,000, and is provided after the conference. For more information about VCU's delegation to Creating Change, come to an information session: Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 3pm in Hibbs 331, and/or Thursday, Nov. 17th at 3pm in Hibbs 331.
15th Annual Black History Month Lecture: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
February 9, 2017
Acclaimed multi-genre fiction writer Colson Whitehead presents his latest book, the National Book Award–winning novel, The Underground Railroad
, a haunting fusion of historical fiction and magical realism that tells the story of a pair of slaves who attempt to escape the South using an actual secret network of tunnels and tracks beneath the earth. The event is on February 9, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will be followed by a book sale and signing, and reception. Please use this link for additional information
This event is free and open to the public, but please register here
. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office, at (804) 393-2951 prior to Feb. 7, 2017.
This event is presented by VCU Libraries and sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund.
Meet some of the remarkable students who received their degrees this December
December 7, 2016
Division for Inclusive Excellence student assistant, Arshelle Carter, is one of many remarkable students at VCU who are receiving their degrees this December. Arshelle graduates this week with dual degrees in business management and international studies and a minor in Spanish, and is heading to Washington DC for a semester fellowship at the Partnership for Public Service.
The Division offers its heartfelt congratulations to Arshelle, and to all of our VCU graduates. Read more here
Help the Disadvantaged
December 6, 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Please consider helping the VCU Staff Senate, and the Health House Calls Unit, to provide a little holiday magic to the older adults in our community. They are in need of items you may already have: toiletries, non-perishable food, stamps, stationary, and various other household needs. You can ‘adopt a patient’ or simply donate an item. View the flyer: Help the Disadvantaged This Holiday Season.
Boxes will be in place for your donations at the VCU Ginter House (Monroe Park Campus) and in Sanger Hall, Room 1-055 (MCV). For more information, contact Sania Marcoccia, President of the VCU Staff Senate at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, and Happy Holidays!