For the health and safety of our community, and in adherence to national and state guidance, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has regretfully cancelled all upcoming events.

Upcoming Events:

Diversity and Democracy

Von Leibic Center for Science - Sill Boardroom
Wednesday, Jan. 29 @ 4:30 – 6pm

Who’s Your Neighbor

Ellis Hall - Ellis Ballroom
Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 3pm and 7pm

Diversity and Democracy

Von Leibig Center for Science - Sill Boardroom
Wednesday, February 26 @ 4:30 - 6pm 

Diversity and Democracy

Von Leibig Center for Science - Sill Boardroom
Wednesday, March 25 @ 4:30 – 6pm

EDI Speaker Series: Beverly Gooden “Why I Stayed”

BAC - Alumni Hall
Monday, April 20 @ 7pm
Speech with Q&A

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Beverly Gooden

Why I Stayed is a revolutionary speech by Beverly Gooden, renown social activist and creator of the #WhyIStayed hashtag and global movement. In this radical talk, Gooden challenges the question “Why did he/she stay?” and reveals how the current way we interact with survivors is a house of cards. From faulty blame attribution, to designating only men as abusers, it’s easy to overlook the sheer volume of domestic violence when the issue has historically been framed as “them” and not “us.” That’s why, as Gooden argues, domestic violence is a community issue. Gooden discusses her personal domestic violence story, reveals the most important questions to ask victims, and outlines how we all can help.

Diversity and Democracy

Von Leibig Center for Science - Sill Boardroom
Wednesday, April 29 @ 4:30 – 6pm 

Past Events:

MLK Convocation: Bryan Terrell Clark “Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s Hamilton”
BAC - Alumni Hall
Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 7 p.m.

Diversity and Democracy: Fallen Mountains Panel
Sill Boardroom
Wednesday, Sept. 4 @ 4:30 – 6pm

JAB event with an EDI focus
Thursday, Sept. 12 Time is TBA

Diversity and Democracy: Sarah Quinter Malone of Interfaith Initiative Centre County
Topic: On the process of becoming an effective ally
Von Leibig Center for Science - Sill Boardroom
Wednesday, Sept. 25 @ 4:30 – 6pm

Alumni Advocates Panel
Juniata Alumni as Agents of Social Change
Von Leibig Center for Science - Sill Boardroom
Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 7pm
Peace Certificate eligible event

Panelist Biographies:
Tasia Y. White '08 is the assistant dean of students who oversees health and wellness at Juniata College. Her work includes oversight of the health center and the Gleaser Center for counseling services, triaging students in need, and leading the alcohol and other drugs initiative on campus. Since graduating from Juniata, Tasia has progressed through the field of higher education, predominately in housing and residence life, with equity, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront. Throughout her time at Juniata, as a student and an administrator, Tasia has served as a mentor and advocate for students of color. Tasia’s administrative efforts include advising Umoja, hosting the sister’s circle, and facilitating educational opportunities for students. Outside of Juniata, Tasia has advised underrepresented groups like Hispanic Unity and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and established the first LGBTQ living-learning community at Clarkson University. In addition to Tasia’s professional work around advocacy, she has volunteered for the American Association for University Women (AAUW) to organize workshops for young women in STEM, served at the training coordinator and consultant for the Horizon’s STEAM program for girls at Clarkson University, and is one of the founding board member of the St. Lawrence County Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI). Tasia is currently earning her doctorate through the Drexel University EdD program in Educational Leadership and Management and is conducting a qualitative study on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented student affairs administrators in higher education.

Kesha Baptiste-Roberts PhD, MPH '99 is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Analysis in the Public Health Program at Morgan State University, School of Community Health and Policy.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Juniata College, a Masters in Public Health degree from Saint Louis University and she completed a PhD and postdoctoral training in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Baptiste-Roberts is an accomplished researcher having authored or co-authored over 26 scientific publications including journal articles and book chapters.  She is the co-editor of a book titled “Obesity in Pregnancy”.   Dr. Baptiste-Roberts has published research in the areas of maternal and child health, women’s health, type 2 diabetes, obesity and racial/ethnic health disparities. Her early work was primarily focused on pregnancy-related factors and their influence on cardiometabolic outcomes for both mother and offspring along the lifecourse.  Her current research efforts are focused on health among sexual minority women and substance abuse.  She has held leadership roles in several national organizations including the American Public Health Association (APHA), where she served as a governing councilor and is currently a section councilor and co-chair of the program committee for the Epidemiology section.  She is the immediate past president of the Society of the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). She is also an executive committee member on the Sankofa Collaborative, a collaborative of public health leaders focused on providing a forum to promote the health of minority women affected by HIV through research, policy, advocacy and social justice. 

Marissa Gunn '05 is a senior supervising attorney who represents children in custody cases when their family stability is threatened by domestic violence, allegations of abuse or high conflict between their parents. She also handles adoption, guardianship, and third-party custody. She also supervises the Covington Associate, and trains and mentors pro bono attorneys.  Marissa joined Children’s Law Center in 2009 as an attorney in the Guardian ad Litem Program. As a law student, she interned with the National Partnership for Women and Families. Prior to Law School, Marissa helped connect low income and indigent clients and families to various services and supports as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with Bread for the City in Washington, DC.

EDI Speaker Series: Qurrat Kadwani (one woman play): “They Call Me Q”
Alumni Hall - Brumbaugh Academic Center
Tuesday, Oct. 29 @ 7pm

Qurrat Ann Kadwani searches for identity in her autobiographical one-woman show. They Call Me Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks a balance between cultural pressure and acceptance into the American culture. Along the journey, Kadwani transforms into 13 characters who have shaped her life including her Indian parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and Indian and African-American friends.

The EDI Diversity and Democracy Series Presents: A Dignified Death
Wednesday, Oct. 30  @ 4:00pm

"A Dignified Death" explores why reform of the current law is justified by economics, negligible risk of recidivism, and preservation of dignity, our own and that of the dying inmate. This video was directed and produced by Hayley Winograd, Rodney Holcombe, and Esther Clovis, all Penn Law Class of 2017.

Screening of "A Dignified Death" will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the Huntingdon Chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society

Who’s Your Neighbor - Finding Our Way to First Generation Success
Ellis Hall - Ellis Ballroom
Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 3pm and 7pm

Panelists: Calvin Bembry - Residential Life Coordinator, Katy Johanesen - Assistant Professor of Geology, Fernando Gomes - Assistant Dean of Admission, and Jonathan Reveley Cohen - College Counselor