Programs & Events
Let Your Anchor Down
“Let Your Anchor Down” is a faculty dialogue program designed to provide space for critical dialogue and self-exploration. This monthly program facilitates the building of network and community among Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students through culturally relevant and responsive topics that allow for multiple social identities to interact and intersect with one another.
- Participants will recognize faculty as trustworthy co-learners in their Vanderbilt experience.
- Participants will employ tools to dialogue across difference about social justice topics.
- Participants will express a greater appreciation for the diversity of thought and multiple identities within the Vanderbilt community.
Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Dinner Series : “This is America, A Conversation on Hate Crime, Gun Control and The Criminal Justice System”
Featuring Dr. Laurie Woods and Dr. Rosevelt Noble
September 19th 6 – 8 Pm Sarratt 335
Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Dinner Series : The Elephant in The Room: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQI Community with KCPC
Featuring Dr. Gilbert Gonzalez and Kathrine Drotos Cuthbert
October 24th 6 – 8 Pm Sarratt 335
Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Dinner Series : InclusAbility 101
Featuring Vice Provost Melissa Thomas Hunt
November 14th 6 – 8 Pm Warren and Moore
End Of The Month Kickbacks
The End of the Month Kickback is an opportunity for members of the Vanderbilt community to mentally reset and recharge. Each month, IICC will seek to foster an environment that engages in healthy wellness and well-being initiatives and practices that are culturally relevant to the needs of multicultural, international, and underrepresented populations.
- Participants will build supportive relationships with peers and IICC staff
- Participants will identify the MCL as a place of community, comfort, and civility
- Participants will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as a result of their engagement
January 31st-Family Feud
Join IICC for some friendly competition as we explore career development topics!
February 28th– Black History Month Celebration
March 30th-Transgender Day of Visibility with KCPC
April 24th-Senior Sendoff/Field day
All End of the Month Kickbacks take place in the Multicultural Lounge (Sarratt 335) and begin at 11:30am.
Student of Color Affinity Group
Being a person of color in a predominately white environment is a complex and often stressful experience. The Student of Color (SoC) affinity group serves as a way to openly engage in dialogues around what it means to be a student of color on this campus. This group serves to increase the awareness of students to the fact that there are other individuals who share similar multicultural lived experiences. The SoC ultimately serves as a resource for students of color to come together weekly in order to enhance their success at VU.
Multicultural Lounge Schedule:
January 29th, 12pm-1pm
February 19th, 12pm-1pm
March 26th, 12pm-1pm