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Conversations that Matter

Working with Dr. Jamie Washington, a national expert on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), a group of faculty and staff have developed four interactive seminars for students.

Called “Conversations that Matter”, each seminar will teach key concepts and issues of DEI. In addition to being an important graduation competency here at MassBay, fluency in DEI issues and dynamics is an important skill in the larger world beyond college. We want our students to leave MassBay having a deep understanding of DEI and ready to advocate for DEI issues in society.

All Conversations will take place virtually on Webex. Invitations with the link will be sent following registration.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Conversations that Matter

Knowledge: Understanding our History
Friday, February 10, 2023
1pm to 2pm

Identity: Understanding Yourself
Friday, March 10, 2023
1pm to 2pm

Engagement: Understanding Others
Friday, March 31 ,2023
1pm to 2pm

Advocacy: From Understanding to Action
Friday, April 21, 2023
1pm to 2pm

To register for one or all the sessions:

DEI Conversations that Matter Registration Form →

Students who attend all four seminars will be awarded a special DEI badge and a certificate of completion, identifying you as someone who has engaged with DEI concepts and has a solid grasp of the importance of DEI work.


For questions, please contact Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, Dr. Elizabeth Blumberg: