The Inclusion Initiative

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Given the racial reckoning facing our country after the murder of George Floyd, the issues of racial equality and social justice must feature centrally within our College's pursuit of the ameliorating effects of practicing the arts, studying the humanities, and designing for equality. This College theme supports investigations of racial equality, the exposure of racial inequality, and the consequences to social justice. 

Events & Programming

Carrying over the work from 2021-2022, during 2022-2023, we have a number of engaging, community-oriented workshops, digital archiving, performances, talks, and art exhibits that will address contesting anti-Muslim racism, decolonial listening in video game music, the legacy of Matthew Shepard, remembering 9/11, linguistic diversity, and Asian Americans and Chicanx in Punk. 

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming in-person, hybrid, or online Sustainable Futures programming. 

Faculty Opportunities

After the success of Pandemic Pandemonium, we hosted a Curricular Communities opportunity to submit student work for prizes. Check out The Inclusion Initiative Curricular Community and the 2022-2023 student winners for analytical scholarship, performing arts, and media arts.

Each year, we invite faculty to create, plan, implement, and execute events and public programming based on the college themes. Check out the Artistic Excellence Programming Grants (AEPG) - due each Spring.