To: Wellesley College Faculty and Staff
From: Carolyn Slaboden, Chief Human Resources Officer
Re: Resources to Confront Racism and Promote Inclusive Excellence at Wellesley
Date: June 10, 2020

During this time of political and social awakening, it is exciting to see so many in our country and our College working to confront racism. As highlighted in President Johnson’s message to the Wellesley community last week, we acknowledge the pain and anger in our community about the killing of George Floyd and the other countless examples of violence towards Black Americans. We must act to confront this systemic racism in our country and to find ways to make Wellesley a more inclusive community.

We hope the following resources will help us engage as a community in a dialogue about strengthening the College’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Workshop: Power & Privilege
While there seems to be a greater awareness of privilege and power, many are still left wondering how, on an individual level, these two concepts impact day-to-day life and interactions, especially in the workplace. This virtual workshop will focus on the relationship of privilege, power, and oppression and how we can increase awareness of our own privilege in the workplace.

This program is open to all employees, but limited to 40 participants to foster stronger and thoughtful conversation. We will continue to offer additional sessions of this program based upon demand. Learn more about the Power & Privilege virtual workshop and our continuing series of Community Conversations.

Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Virtual Workshop
Speaker: Robert Amelio

About the speaker: Robert Amelio has worked in the areas of diversity and inclusion, human resources, and organizational development for many years. Most recently he was the Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at Emerson College. He previously served as the Vice President of Diversity and Talent Development at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Director of Diversity and Development at Harvard Medical School.

Additional Resources for All Employees

Resources for Managers:

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