BOOM: Building on our Momentum Learning Symposium

BOOM is an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning symposium featuring a series of events that incorporate the voices and experiences of students, faculty, staff and alums. BOOM sessions are designed with care by members of our community for our community. We prioritize connections across-campus, learning with one another and uplifting the diverse stories and experiences of our community. From cultivating anti-racist pedagogy and praxes and challenging gender-based oppression to examining histories, legacies and stories of inclusion and creating supportive strategies for countering bias, BOOM sessions meet participants where they are in their learning and comfort in engaging the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion with one another.

In 2017, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee envisioned and began planning a community-wide learning conference – BOOM was born later that spring and continues as a rich campus tradition.