Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration: Save the Date and Register Today

2022-05-23T13:10:20-07:00

Defining moments in history remind us of the ongoing fight for freedom, justice, and equity. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, thus commemorating the end of Black enslavement in America. This profound event has become known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day and serves as a time to commemorate the end of the heinous practice of chattel slavery.  Fielding Graduate University strives to be an equity-serving institution by acknowledging our shared histories and engaging cultural moments that represent the diversity of our Fielding community.  This year we host the Inaugural Celebration event. Our [...]

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration: Save the Date and Register Today2022-05-23T13:10:20-07:00

VP of DEI Statement Regarding Buffalo Mass Shooting

2022-05-16T16:56:22-07:00

Dear Fielding Community, Our nation experienced a tragic event on May 14th in Buffalo, New York. As many of you know, a gunman killed ten people and injured three at a grocery store mid-day. At least eleven of the individuals were Black, and the neighborhood was intentionally chosen because of the high percentage of Black people who live there. The person who committed this crime boldly admitted to being a racist and a proponent of white supremacy. Tragedies such as this have become all too common in this, “our America.” Acts of senseless violence rooted in extremism remind us that [...]

VP of DEI Statement Regarding Buffalo Mass Shooting2022-05-16T16:56:22-07:00

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-04-29T14:19:55-07:00

Fielding is proud to join the nation in recognizing Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This is a time to acknowledge and celebrate those who make up the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the United States. Their cultures, diverse stories and contributions, scholarship, and achievements have enriched the country’s culture and history—and our global Fielding community. Let us be clear, we cannot celebrate heritage without acknowledging history. These achievements were not without struggle, and within that struggle came perseverance and hope. As a nation, we must honestly acknowledge and address the Chinese Exclusion Act of [...]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-04-29T14:19:55-07:00

VP of DEI: Reflections on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

2022-05-12T19:14:48-07:00

Dear Fielding Community, I am writing to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As we journey through life, we meet people who have lived through extraordinary circumstances. It is hard to imagine how individuals not only survive instances of deep trauma but manage to find a way to live in and with a world that betrayed them at some point in their life. It is harder still when the extraordinary circumstance involves unspeakable inhumane acts. The betrayal becomes a moral betrayal against life itself – the deepest cut of all. As an undergraduate college student, I was blessed to learn from [...]

VP of DEI: Reflections on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day2022-05-12T19:14:48-07:00

Fielding VP of DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., Joins the 2022 Class of the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance

2022-05-12T19:15:23-07:00

Fielding VP of DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., is in the News. DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D. The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education has announced the selected participants for the class of 2022. The six-month program is designed for individuals who aspire to presidencies at four-year public research universities and regional comprehensive institutions. Twenty-five participants from institutions around the country will begin their experience with an in-person symposium in September in Washington, D.C.  Research shows that the average tenure of college presidents in their current positions was six-and-a-half years in 2016, down from about seven [...]

Fielding VP of DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., Joins the 2022 Class of the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance2022-05-12T19:15:23-07:00

Alum Tony Byers, Ph.D., appointed Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

2022-06-13T14:21:57-07:00

Tony Byers, Ph.D. FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Tony Byers, Ph.D., is appointed as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Spenser Stuart, a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations. In the press release about his appointment, Dr. Byers says: “Elevating the outcomes of diversity, equity, and inclusion to one of the most important business imperatives of our time is my passion.” Dr. Byers is a 2006 graduate of Fielding’s Human and Organizational Development Program. His dissertation is “Building Support for Diversity Programs among Senior Management in Organizations.” He also authored The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion: How Diversity [...]

Alum Tony Byers, Ph.D., appointed Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer2022-06-13T14:21:57-07:00

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity

2022-04-15T12:58:57-07:00

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity Higher Education Leadership Panel Discussion Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 AM Los Angeles | 1:00 – 2:00 PM New York Community colleges play a significant role in the U.S. educational system: they offer flexible access to educational opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds. Join School of Leadership Studies Dean Dr. Barbara Mink and her distinguished guests. The panel of experts in the field will discuss how community colleges nationwide have the potential to advance social justice and economic equity in the U.S. Register for Event [...]

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity2022-04-15T12:58:57-07:00

Remembering Connie Goldman, a Positive Aging Visionary

2022-04-07T00:13:58-07:00

Connie Goldman on her 90th birthday (photo from News from People in Public Media Current) Connie Goldman, the renowned reporter on positive aging, died on March 8, 2022. She was a long-time friend of Fielding’s Creative Longevity and Wisdom Program and she herself contributed many books and articles documenting creativity and wisdom over the lifespan. Simone de Beauvoir said that “Nothing should be more expected than old age: nothing is more unforeseen.” Age was a destination foreseen by Connie Goldman decades long before she ever arrived there. Goldman was a distinguished journalist active in the early days of National [...]

Remembering Connie Goldman, a Positive Aging Visionary2022-04-07T00:13:58-07:00

Is Being an Ally Enough?

2022-04-04T21:21:03-07:00

By Fielding alum Theresa Southam, Ph.D. (HOD’20) Awareness of inequities in this world continues to grow. Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s responses to the 94 calls for action amass in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to longstanding health inequities in the United States. The murder of George Floyd has made many reflect on the complicit nature of bystanders and systemic racism. It is difficult to ignore one’s role in colonization, inequity, and racism. To change, academics and non-academics may embrace the role of ally. Being an ally involves awareness of the horrific histories that have led to systemic [...]

Is Being an Ally Enough?2022-04-04T21:21:03-07:00

Arab American Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-04-06T18:51:31-07:00

In April 2019, President Biden signed a resolution to recognize the contributions of Arab-Americans to the United States as National Arab American Heritage Month. This profound move acknowledges the contributions of individuals of Arab descent to the United States. The Arab World consists of 22 countries in West Asia and North Africa, including Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. This pastiche of nations is also full of rich religious diversity that includes individuals from the Christian, Druze, Jewish, and [...]

Arab American Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-04-06T18:51:31-07:00
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