Welcome to the Center's Diversity Pulse Check, a quick check-in to get you through the week where we'll share some resources and ways to get involved.
July 1, 2020
The Center Spotlight on Recent Supreme Court Ruling
The Center wants to take a moment to acknowledge the recent Supreme Court ruling to uphold DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. For further reading, check out the following resources:
Center Replay: 
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discusses Institutional Racism and Student Activism
Photo by Carnegie Mellon University, 2019

Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, visited Carnegie Mellon University in 2019 as the Martin Luther King keynote lecturer. In this episode on Heinz Radio, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad and several CMU students discuss institutional racism, reparations, how students can fight for diversity and inclusion at CMU, criminal justice and much more. The discussion is hosted by Saaliha Khan- former officer of Heinz College Council for Diversity, Richness and Inclusion, Kate VanDerWiede – President of Heinz Radio, and Shernell Smith – Executive Director of The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. To hear directly from CMU students speaking to their experiences with diversity and inclusion in academic settings, please go to the 44 minute mark to learn more.

Listen to the Heinz Radio episode here.
Recommended Watch:
Human Nature and the Social Implications of Imprisonment
CMU CFA Drama student Parker Felterman on TEDxCMU
Recommended Reading:
Resources for Your Sphere of Influence
You will often hear the Center refer to our spheres of influence as a means to empower our community to enact change within the spaces we inhabit and have power. Below you will find some resources for some of the spheres the Carnegie Mellon community often occupies. If these resources don't resonate with you, we encourage you reflect deeply on where your sphere of influence may lie, how you can engage your communities in these conversations, and enact change in these spaces.
As Activists in STEM
As Activists in the Arts
Featured Social Media Accounts: Bianca DeJesus'  Recommendations
Who to Follow
  • @shaunking,  writer, civil rights activist and co-founder of Real Justice PAC
  • @the.root, online news that provides an unflinching analysis of issues in the black community and engages diverse viewpoints that are provocative, savvy & smart
  • @damonyoungvsb, founder/EIC of @verysmartbros, senior editor at @theroot, writer @gqmagazine, author at @eccobooks, professional black person.
  • @thegoodquote, Advocating for mental health and self development through literature and discussion.
As a side note, Bianca recommends you watch Little Fires EverywhereAll American, and Grown-ish. Her current playlist includes H.E.RMeliiTanerélleSAINt JHN, and Leon Bridges.

Please click on an event poster to learn more.
Visit our website to view all our events. All event times are EST.
Community Partner Events
Advancing Social Justice: A Call to Action Diversity Forum, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh
White Accomplice Training Series, hosted by the Thomas Merton Center
Navigating Workplace Microaggressions for Women of Color
Student, Faculty,

and Staff


and Resources

Visit CMU's coronavirus information page to stay up-to-date on CMU-related news.
Stay connected and visit the Student Affair's event calendar.
Visit the Student Academic Success Center and the Eberly Center for resources for remote learning.
Visit this online resource for Bystander Intervention.
For information on bias reporting, contact the Center or visit CMU's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website
Past Newsletters:
Newsletter: June 19, 2020
Diversity Pulse Check: June 11, 2020
Newsletter: June 5, 2020
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