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Dear campus community:
It is my pleasure to serve as Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and it is an honor to be entrusted with this role. In this message to the university community, I would like to bring up to date on the work of my office, and on other noteworthy initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion — as well as the even more important concept of belonging.
I want to emphasize that much of this work is in response to our students. At the height of the nationwide dialogue about racism, our students developed 13 recommendations for change, closely aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement. They gave us a wonderful blueprint with which to begin our work. Just last week, President Cordano included these 13 recommendations in her Welcome Home address. I want to thank our students for their commitment. I pledge to them that we will follow through on each and every one of their recommendations.
Our primary goal is to make Gallaudet a better place for all students, faculty, and staff, particularly BIPOC individuals. I look forward to working with each and every one of you to achieve these goals.
Elizabeth A. Moore, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Mbisana Kgakgamatso, a senior from Tutume, a village in Botswana, took faculty member Amy Stevens’ summer course, GSR 300: Art of Protest. During this course, Stevens taught her students about the medium of art and channeling important political and social messages through various creative outlets. One of the examples Stevens presented to her students was...
Sexuality within the deaf and hard of hearing community has always been a fascinating subject. It is shown anecdotally that there is a proportionally larger population of LGBTQIA+ identifying deaf and hard of hearing people than among the hearing population. While not fully proven yet, this phenomenon shows the need for the deaf community to...
President Cordano had the honor and privilege of speaking at the National Diversity Council’s Disability Inclusion Summit on September 30. President Cordano was the keynote speaker and was awarded the Disability Inclusion Leadership award. She also attended Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, which describes itself as “the world’s premier annual gathering of the preeminent...
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