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  • Through September 2021: Seat at the Table Exhibition

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

    10:00 AM-6:00 PM

    Virtual until January Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

    • Everyone

    Women 100, a program of Vision 2020, is hosting "Seat at the Table," an exhibition that commemorates the 19th Amendment — establishing women’s right to vote — and asks 100 years later, “Where are we now?” Visitors will experience the current status of gender equality in the U.S. through 3D infographic furniture.

    "Seat at the Table" is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will reopen April 1, 2021. A virtual tour and the multimedia segment of the exhibition are still available. In addition, an educator's guide is available for download for teachers, youth leaders and parents.

    When the Kimmel Center reopens, "Seat at the Table" will be presented in the lobby daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through September 2021.

    Learn more about Seat at the Table

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  • Anthology 7: Writers Room Release Party

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    5:45 PM-7:00 PM

    Online; link to be posted at: https://www.writersroomdrexel.org/anthology-7

    • Everyone
    All are invited to join the release party for Anthology 7, a culmination of the annual collection of art for social impact created by Drexel Writers Room. The virtual celebration will begin promptly with a livestream at 5:45 p.m. EDT followed by readings at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.
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  • Looking Back to Move Forward: A Frank Conversation in Commemoration of Juneteenth

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Virtual Panel via Zoom

    • Everyone

    In honor of Juneteenth and with a deep commitment to foster understanding and support for racial justice, the Office of Equality and Diversity and the Center for Black Culture are hosting a panel discussion in partnership with departments across the University as part of our Frank Conversation series. Click here to RSVP via Zoom.

    As we look back to move forward, panelists will reflect on the racial climate in America since the George Floyd killing and how these events have influenced their work, leadership, and commitment to social justice and equity. The discussion will also address how the University and society can stay hopeful for the future in the aftermath of the Chauvin trial and verdict.

    Erwan Terrien, PhD, adjunct professor of Africana Studies, will kick off the discussion with a brief history of the Juneteenth Holiday, considered the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration marking the end of slavery in the United States, and what makes this holiday important/relevant today. Shardé Johnson, director of the Center for Black Culture, will wrap up the event with resources about how to get/stay involved.

    Panelists:

    • Fred Allen, PhD, Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems; Faculty Lead, URM Faculty Interest Group
    • Scott Cooper, PhD, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences
    • Kimberly Gholston, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Drexel University
    • Tianna Williams, Drexel Student, Activist

    Moderator:
    • Patience Ajoff-Foster, PhD, CDP, Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusive Culture, Office of Equality and Diversity

    Partners:
    • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    • Black Faculty and Professional Staff Association
    • College of Arts and Sciences/Africana Studies Program
    • School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
    • Underrepresented Minority Faculty Interest Group/Office of Faculty Affairs
    • Office of Human Resources

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