United in Action
We stand together…We are united.
The Inclusion and Diversity Council was created at Post University to establish a long-term commitment for Post to be a genuine leader in influencing meaning change in our society. The mission of this group is to lead positive, transformative changes within the Post University and Greater Waterbury community that support, cultivate and sustain diverse perspectives through conversations, events and actions. Their commitment is to ensure an environment of inclusion, equity and justice for all people.
The verdict has been declared, and we feel a sense of relief as well as a sense of accountability that justice has been served. We each encompass various feelings, including a deep sadness that nothing will bring back Mr. Floyd. What we can take away from the jury and from those who testified for the prosecution is courage. We must continue to find our voices and continue the conversations to end racism. The conversations may not be easy but know that your Post Family is here for you. We can do this together.
Racism is a virus.
The murders in Atlanta yesterday remind us that anti-Asian racism is a painful and present crisis. This tragedy was not an isolated incident; hate-fueled attacks on Asian Americans have risen across major U.S. cities in the last year.
For decades, Asian Americans have been labeled a model minority, a damaging myth that diminishes the complexities of racism in the United States and downplays its role in our persistent struggle for inclusion in our society, regardless of ethnic or cultural background.
We must understand our past in order to move forward. Our past includes Chinese exclusion and Japanese internment, as well as xenophobia directed at South Asian communities after 9/11.
As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In the same way, hate and violence directed at Asian Americans is a threat to us all and must stop.
Black History Month 2021 Virtual Events
Celebrating the 95th Annual Black History Theme: “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”
February 2nd - “The Black History Quiz Show”
“The Black History Quiz Show”
February 2 at 8 p.m. EST
Test your knowledge, learn something new, and challenge your assumptions.
Join us at event time: http://postevents.net/BlackHistoryQuizShow
February 9th - Mohammed Bilal: “12 Steps Toward Inclusion”
Post Student Life presents Mohammed Bilal: “12 Steps Toward Inclusion”
February 9 at 6 p.m. EST
Mohammed Soriano-Bilal is probably best known as the voice of reason on MTV’s Real World San Francisco. He is an accomplished Diversity & Inclusion consultant, a strategist, a poet, and an award winning producer of both music and film.
Register in advance at: https://postevents.net/MohammedBilal
February 18th - Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin "From Pain to Purpose..."
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin: “From Pain to Purpose: The Time is Now to Own Democracy”
February 18 at 6:30 p.m. ET
After overcoming years of pain and turmoil, Sybrina Fulton has successfully turned her son Trayvon’s tragic death into a legacy. From grieving mother to passionate gun violence and police reform activist, Fulton has turned her pain into purpose, and has launched a social justice revolution. In this passionate event, Sybrina inspires the younger generation to engage in the change: Register. Educate. Vote. Work on Congressional campaigns. Volunteer to register voters. Canvas. Phone bank. WIN.
Register in advance at: http://postevents.net/SybrinaFulton
February 23rd - Around the Table: Traditions of the Black Family
Around the Table: Traditions of the Black Family
February 23, at 8 p.m. EST
Discuss the traditions of the black family as experienced by members of the Post community. We welcome all to this informal conversation.
Join us at event time: https://postevents.net/AroundTheTable
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