Category: Equity & Inclusion

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month* is observed every November to honor the rich culture and traditions of  Native Americans. It’s also a time to celebrate Native culture through the exploration of art, music, food, and more. While the contributions, accomplishments, and culture of Native Americans should be acknowledged and celebrated all

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President’s Perspective: Pride 2022

Imagine you’re 15 years old – an age where the most important thing in your life is to fit in. But you know you’re different. Maybe you have no romantic interest in the opposite sex, or perhaps you don’t experience romantic attraction at all. Maybe you know that the gender

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Happy Pride

Why Pride?June is Pride Month!  Pride month is a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riot.  Many historians identify the Stonewall riot as the start of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement; though there were certainly events that took place pre-Stonewall that also served as a foundation for the movement toward LGBTQ+ acceptance. We Participate in

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invites you to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility takes place annually on March 31st as a day to celebrate the lives and impact of transgender individuals and bring awareness to the continued discrimination the community faces. IDEA would like you to join us in celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility. This day is meant to

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Get Involved: Refugee Services in Michigan

During periods of unrest and uncertainty in the world, many people find themselves fleeing the homes they once knew and searching for community elsewhere. Others find themselves looking for opportunities to help those directly affected by unrest through volunteering or donating. There are many organizations the metro-Detroit area, as well

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IDEA graphic for Henrietta Lacks

IDEA Black History Month Spotlight Project – Roundup

In honor of Black History Month, the Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Alliance created a community spotlight on Black American contributions. The project, which was shared with the entire MSP community in mid-January allowed students, faculty, and staff to share the name of an important African-American figure, along with their contribution

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Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is observed every February to honor the achievements of the Black Community. Beyond learning about the historic struggles and successes of this community it’s also a time to celebrate Black culture through the exploration of art, music, food, and more. While these contributions should be acknowledge and

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Stock Photo of Individuals at a Pride Event with Trans Flag

Honoring Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance

This week (November 13th to 19th) is Transgender Awareness Week, a week where community organizations and individuals work to increase visibility for transgender individuals and shed a light on the issues that members of the transgender community face. The week leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th,

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Justice for George Floyd

Dear MSP Community: Today was an important day in the fight against racism. But it’s only a first step. As I watched the media coverage of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, I was struck by the reactions of so many Black Americans, many of whom warned against celebrating

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