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Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture

“Peabody College strives to be a community wherein people of all backgrounds can feel both welcomed and intellectually engaged,” said Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development. “We are proud to offer these lectures, performances and workshops as part of our commitment to making Vanderbilt more equitable, diverse and inclusive.” 

The Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series is a forum designed to host frank and open discussions about race, diversity and inclusion. 

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Pictured: Students gather around Dr. Nasir after Coffee and Conversations session before the February 10 Dean's Diversity Lecture.

Our next Dean's Diversity Lectures will be in Fall 2020. We hope to see you then! View past Dean's Diversity Lectures here.

In response to feedback we received from previous lectures, we offered a new opportunity to further the discussion on Pedagogies of Love and Abolitionist Teachings. In February 2020, students, faculty and staff gathered for an informal conversation over lunch facilitated by Peabody’s Dr. Nicole Joseph and Dr. Luis Leyva. Attendees were invited to share their takeaways, ideas for next steps, and suggestions via index cards. Information from the index cards have been compiled onto a Google Doc that can be found  HerePlease feel free to add your own comments, suggestions, questions and ideas. All feedback is welcome and will be used to inform future Dean’s Diversity Lectures, campus programming and visioning.

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