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As part of UVM’s ongoing efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in collaboration with the President’s Commission for Inclusive Excellence (PCIE) will host listening sessions this September and October to encourage UVM community members, particularly BIPOC community members, to share their experiences.

The Listening Sessions are a part of a larger effort to address issues of institutional biases, inequities, and climate. The sessions are a step toward identifying and clarifying what issues matter the most to our community together. Some of the sessions will be open to the UVM Community and others will be by-invitation only sessions to center historically marginalized voices.

The first session, which will be open to the UVM Community, is scheduled for Monday, September 21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and will be focused on BIPOC community members’ experiences. Subsequent sessions will be held on September 23, 29, and on October 1.