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.
Recommended Watch: Human Nature and the Social Implications of Imprisonment
CMU CFA Drama student Parker Felterman on TEDxCMU
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.