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Misel Ramirez Vasoli, diversity, equity, and inclusion counselor at Indiana University South Bend Black and Hispanic communities face health disparities, notably highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately impact these populations. As a way to address these disparities, Indiana University established the IU Pandemic Health Disparities Fund to provide resources to develop health and safety programs geared toward Black and Hispanic students across campuses.  Indiana University South Bend used this…

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The IU South Bend campus community is honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a variety of educational events throughout April as a way to highlight the prevalence of sexual assault, as well as ways to prevent it and support survivors.   Please join in the month’s campus events: April 5, 2022, All Day: #SAAM National Day of Action April 5 is a National Day of Action for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.…

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IU South Bend faculty and students were recently honored with awards from Indiana University for exemplifying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy.  Darryl Heller, director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and women's and gender studies professor Darryl Heller, director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and women's and gender studies professor,  and student I'Vory Woods were named as 2022 Building Bridges award winners.…

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Indiana University South Bend honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As members of our campus community, please plan to join inclusive activities throughout the week. Let us not only “Keep the Dream alive,” but “Let us live the Dream!” Sunday, January 16, 2022, 7 P.M. Benjamin Crump, Civil Rights Leader and Attorney, through a partnership with Earlham College and IU East "A Journey toward True…

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“Everyone has the power to create change, even on an individual level, as long as we are inclusive and lean on our communities,” said a participant at a recent program organized by IU South Bend’s Alumni Association and its Civil Rights Heritage Center called “Examining Power, Oppression, and Complicity: A Community Dialogue.”   This community conversation—one of the nearly one hundred IUSB programs and initiatives focused on Title IX and/or diversity,…

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