April 2020 Newsletter


The vision of the Center for Cultural Pluralism is a UVM community, engaged in practices that support learners of culture and address social justice, with particular focus on those acts that promote critical analysis and reflection in the teaching and learning environments.


UVM Featured Event


Dismantling Rape Culture
April 15, 2020

Saege Robinson, a graduate student at UVM, will focus on colleges that have confidential Peer Advocate programs for sexual violence and domestic violence.

This webinar is ideal for student advocates and educators who wish to:

  • Learn how to support survivors
  • Interrupt campus systems that perpetuate harm when disclosing sexual violence and domestic violence
  • Dismantle patriarchal structures that manifest rape culture through bystander intervention



Off-Camus Events Online


Self Care and Healing Practices for CDOs in the Time of COVID-19
Presented by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
April 16, 2020

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC  serves as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Mary Frances Early College of Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Singh's research explores the resilience and liberation experiences of queer, trans, and non-binary communities, South Asian counseling and psychology, and social justice and empowerment interventions.

This webinar is ideal for CDOs that would like to learn healing practices to integrate into their professional and personal lives.



Virtual Conference
Women's Leadership Success In Higher Education
April 20 - 22, 2020

Learn how gender gives you a unique perspective that can shape and empower your leadership style. 

This conference is ideal for mid/upper-level female higher education leaders who wish to:

  • Overcome personal barriers that might be holding you back as a leader
  • Build upon leadership skill set for success
  • Learn from expert faculty and the shared experiences of your peers




Professional Development Virtual Series
The COVID-19 DEI Professional Development Accelerator Series
Presented by the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy
April 28 - May 7, 2020 | Tuesdays & Thursdays 

This series highlights:

  • Leadership & Decision Making Skills During the COVID-19 DEI Crisis
  • Beyond Online Lectures: Techniques to Teach Digitally + Inclusively
  • Strategies to Foster Belonging & Combat Microaggressions
  • National Best Practices for Supporting Basic, Human Needs

This series is ideal for faculty, administrators, and campus/corporate leaders who need support managing the DEI-related implications of the COVID-19 public health crisis.




Supporting Neurodiverse and Accessible Learning  Outside of the Classroom
Dr. Elizabeth Coghill, Director of the Pirate Academic Success Center
May 6, 2020

Learn how East Carolina University supported their students' neurodiversity through academic technologies and specialized tutoring.

This webcast is ideal for professionals in higher education who wish to:

  • Learn best practices in promoting student learning success
  • Become informed about Universal Design Learning and innovative technologies
  • Assume/Perform a role working in Academic Success Centers




Lily Conference
Designing Effective Teaching
May 28 - 30, 2020

Poster proposals accepted through April 15th.

Learn how educators and academic professionals from different backgrounds and disciplines design effective teaching practices to suit their diverse bodies of students. 

The conference is ideal for faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers who want to learn effective teaching methods.




Virtual Summit
Campus Prevention Network Summit
June 3 - 4, 2020

Learn to drive meaningful impact on Higher Education's most pressing challenges: alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault and harassment, mental health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion. 

This summit is ideal for professionals in higher education who wish to impact their communities.








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