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Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Events


Monday, February 19

















Women’s Health and Social Justice event – TBD!




Friday, October 13, 2017

10:00-11:00 am

Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (133 Rosenau)

Mark Merritt, vice chancellor and UNC General Counsel will share perspectives on First Amendment rights and what they mean for the University. Q&A to follow. 






Celebrate National Coming Out Day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1:00-2:00 pm

Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center

Join us for refreshments, music and fellowship as we celebrate those coming out as gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or as an ally to recognize the power of “Coming Out!” All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Read a statement on National Coming Out Day by the Gillings School’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.




Friday, September 22, 2017


2005 MHRC

Public health students and DACA: A webinar presented by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Featuring experts on the legal, regulatory, and legislative status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and the implications of its potential repeal. Also features what leaders, faculty and students of academic public health can do to support affected students.

Friday, September 29, 2017

1:30-4:00 pm

Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (133 Rosenau)

The courage to lead: Scholar activism and health equity in turbulent times. The 23rd Annual National Health Equity Research Webcast.




Wednesday, August 23


Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (133 Rosenau Hall)

What can we learn from recent events in Charlottesville? A dialogue sponsored by the Department of Health Behavior, , . Facilitators: Deborah Stroman, Clinical Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business; and Kurt Ribisl, PhD, professor and chair, Health Behavior. Read the statements by Gillings School leadership on the events in Charlottesville: Dean Rimer’s blog; Kurt Ribisl’s statement; and the statement by UNC’s Faculty Executive Committee and signed by Beth Mayer Davis, PhD, Chair and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition.

Friday, August 18, 2017

8:30-1:00 pm

Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (133 Rosenau Hall)

Gillings Diversity Orientation: Successfully navigating the Gillings School. The Diversity Orientation connects Gillings students from various groups (e.g., students of color, international students, transfer students, LGBTQ students, students with families or students who have been out of school for more than 10 years) to each other and to related resources. This orientation is created to assist students in transitioning to a new chapter in life. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration required.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

3:30-4:30 pm

Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (133 Rosenau Hall)

One Gillings Shared Reflections event. Refreshments served. All are welcome!



Interested in diversity, equity and inclusion at Gillings and beyond? Social justice? Health equity? Do you want to get involved? Here are some ways to participate:

  • Students: You can get involved with one of the many student organizations hosted within Gillings.
  • All: You can participate in many events sponsored by UNC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion or the Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success Speaker Series.
  • Are you interested in working with a cross-School group focused on strengthening diversity, inclusion and equity at Gillings? Consider joining the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Open to Gillings faculty, students and staff, this all volunteer group helps facilitate diversity, inclusion and equity at Gillings. Contact eafrench@unc.edu if you’d like to participate.