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Diversity Week 2016: American Inequality

20th Annual Diversity Week coming September 2016

With the help of keynote speaker Kimberlé Crenshaw and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral, Diversity Week will explore inequality in America—specifically how some have unequal access to power, resources, and chances for success based on their culturally-defined status in American society.

Highlights of the week’s events include:

  • The STEM Diversity Institutes for Faculty and Students: September 22–23
  • Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Workshop: September 25
  • Diversity Week and Honors Colloquium Speaker Kimberlé Crenshaw: September 27
  • Lifespan’s College of Nursing Diversity Day: Reducing Health Disparities: September 28

Download the Diversity Week 2016 schedule. (pdf)

Director Melvin Wade with students of diversity


You can also contact us at 401-874-2851

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

URI Diversity Week Keynote Speaker

Join us for a week of workshops centered around diversity at the University of Rhode Island. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, specializes in race and gender issues and will deliver the keynote lecture at Edwards Hall on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm.


American Inequality

20th Annual URI Diversity Week

Join the University’s Multicultural Student Services Center and the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity for a weeklong celebration of the importance of diversity and identity in higher education, the workplace, the community, and the world.


Freedom Summer Veterans

Developing Freedom Summer Archives

Fifty years ago, a delegation of predominantly white students from Northern colleges were invited by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to come to Mississippi to collaborate with the predominantly African-American civil rights organizations in exposing racial segregation to the national consciousness. Read more.


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