Juneteenth, the anniversary of the final 1865 emancipation of all enslaved Americans, was celebrated June 19 at UAMS hosted by the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “This year especially we want people to ‘Celebrate, Educate and Connect,’ which has been our theme,” said Odette Woods, senior director of diversity at DDEI. A special…Read more
In the wake of nationwide protests concerning systemic racism in American society, the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a series of online safe spaces the week of June 8 for students and employees to discuss current events. “This period of extended protest has stimulated a long overdue conversation,” said Brian Gittens, Ed.D.,…Read more
Standing against systemic racism, hundreds of UAMS students, faculty and staff surrounded the Dolores Bruce Fountain in front of UAMS Medical Center at noon June 11. The event, White Coats for Black Lives, was organized by Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D., MBA, executive director for the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion collaboratively with the UAMS…Read more
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer outreach programs of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have been moved online. The programs, designed to cultivate an interest in health sciences among up-and-coming students from kindergarten to undergraduate levels, particularly underrepresented minority students, include the DDEI STEM Academy, the Academy of Pre-Health Scholars and…Read more
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