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Past events and recordings

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Nashville: An Update – June 18, 2021


Faculty Share Importance of Juneteenth – June 19, 2021

THIS MOMENT IN AMERICA II: Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans Through the Lens of History and Racial Injustice – April 19, 2021


Staff Listening Session on Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans – April 15, 2021

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The horrific shootings in Atlanta heightened deep concerns about ongoing violence against Asian and Asian American communities. In response, the university hosted a staff listening session on Thursday, April 15.

The session allowed panelists to engage on issues of concern to Vanderbilt University’s Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community, including safety, policing, discrimination and mental health. 

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Racial Justice, Freedom and Activism in Nashville and Beyond: Then and Now Symposium 

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THIS MOMENT IN AMERICA – February 24, 2021

Memorial Service against racism – June 29, 2020

A Pandemic in Our Communities—Health Disparities, Health Inequities and Possible Solutions – June 24, 2020

Listening Sessions

Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for People and Business Services Laura Nairon and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington will continue a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff this spring.

Key messages and themes discussed will be reported out to the campus community at the conclusion of the listening tour, which will wrap up later this spring. Churchwell, Kopstain, Nairon and Washington, along with other university colleagues, will then consider and analyze the feedback received to identify possible next steps.

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