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Patrisse Cullors, a social activist, best-selling author of “When They Call You A Terrorist,” co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, was recently named to Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2020.
For Mount Holyoke’s annual Hortense Parker day, Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, spoke about revolutionary healing.
Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory are the keynote speakers for the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference this year.
Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez, founders of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., were the keynote speakers.
This is a close-up headshot of Kijua Sanders-McMurtry smiling into the camera.
The Mount Holyoke College community came together for a virtual event to talk about ways to fight racism in everyday life.
Mount Holyoke’s BOOM conference on diversity looks to the past to better the future.
Mount Holyoke’s BOOM conference on diversity looks to the past to better the future.
This is a photograph of a microphone, with an out-of-focus banquet room in the background.
Mount Holyoke has held a series of virtual spaces for healing, conversation and community to process racism and privilege in the world.
President Sonya Stephens and Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion, kick off Boom! 2020 with a video conversation about the value and history of diversity at Mount Holyoke.
The community day foregrounded marginalized communities, refocusing our understanding of our past and present to cultivate a more inclusive future.
Image of students in social justice class
A class on social justice and religion teaches students to listen to their ideals and act on them for the greater good.
Gwen Bass talks to Comcast Newsmakers about marginalized students.
Gwen Bass of Mount Holyoke College’s Professional and Graduate Education program spoke about improving education for marginalized students.
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and writer Melissa Harris-Perry talked voting and voter suppression as a part of Mount Holyoke’s voting series.
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and writer Melissa Harris-Perry talked voting and voter suppression as a part of Mount Holyoke’s voting series.
Latrina Denson (center), associate dean of students, received the Mary Lyon Leadership Award from Heidi Friedman (left), director of human resources, and Acting President and President-elect Sonya Stephens (right).
Mount Holyoke recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the staff in making the College the extraordinary place it is.
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry will play a key role at Mount Holyoke as the first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry will play a key role at Mount Holyoke as the first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.
Womxn’s History Month 2020
A month-long series of events to celebrate 100 Years of Political Activism, Resistance and Solidarity.
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens.
This is a photograph of the rainbow-striped LGBTQ pride flag billowing against a bright sky.
Mount Holyoke student Lucy James-Olson ’22 reflected on the past and future of LGBTQ acceptance 50 years after Stonewall.
This is an image of the blue BOOM! logo overlaid with photographs of 2019 presenters, from left: Pamela Means, Diana Alvarez, Raquel Willis, Alison Cook-Sather and Barbara Smith
Mount Holyoke’s keystone diversity conference is in its third year and going strong.
Campus Lake
A sophomore has found more diversity, autonomy and acceptance on campus than in her city of millions.
From left, Barbara Smith '69, Beverly Guy-Scheftall and Raquel Willis engaged in the keynote conversation on radical inclusion.
Mount Holyoke College’s third annual learning conference on diversity, equity and inclusion draws big crowds and big topics.
Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King marching
Events to honor Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King and to help our community challenge practices that reinforce racial hierarchies in the world.
Shannon Da Silva
Mount Holyoke College has hired a new Title IX and 504 coordinator, Shannon Da Silva, to usher ideas and conversations into actions and access.