CVMBS D&I Blog

Leadership & Communication in Action at the CVMBS

Even in the healthiest work environments and relationships, employees can find themselves facing conflict from time to time. Rather than trying to avoid or ignore conflict, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVBMS) recognizes that “conflict simply is.” To encourage healthy habits for addressing conflict in the workplace, the CVMBS’ Office […]

Webinar: Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy, Part 2

Join INSIGHT Into Diversity’s discussion series where Black and white women in academia explore how white women colleagues can be allies in the fight for racial and gender equity. Navigating race and gender in the academy can be tricky. Often, Black women and white women find themselves in situations where knowing the best thing to […]

First-Gen Aggies Podcast

Join Texas A&M students Abel Guerra and Isaac Valdez each week as they share their experiences and discuss topics related to academic success, degree opportunities, and more. Each episode features a new way to strengthen skills and grow as a successful student, from resume workshops to inspiring guests who share their stories and motivations behind […]

INSIGHT Into Diversity December Issue

Breaking the Cycle to Heal: How Campus Leadership Can Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion The pandemic of social injustice and policing in the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and several other African Americans led to Black Lives Matter becoming the global clarion call for reform. At the same time, the […]

World AIDS Day – Dec. 1, 2020

Started in 1988, World AIDS Dayexternal icon was the first-ever global health day. World AIDS Day, observed each year on Dec. 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people with HIV, and remember those who have died from an HIV-related illness.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020, is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict. Facts and figures: An estimated 40.3 […]

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence are Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 2020. This campaign aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. This is the longest running campaign to end violence against women. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 60% of the world’s employed […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) – Dec. 3, 2020

Dec. 3, 2020, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Since 1992, the United Nations’ IDPD has been celebrated globally each year on Dec. 3 to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities (PwD). It also seeks to increase awareness of […]

International Human Rights Day – Dec. 10, 2020

International Human Rights Day (IHRD) is Dec. 10, 2020. IHRD was established by the United Nations in 1948 to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being—regardless of race, color, religion, sex, […]

Chanukah (Hanukkah)

Chanukah (Hanukkah) will be celebrated from Dec. 10 to Dec. 18, 2020. Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” it is an eight-day Jewish holiday recognizing the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It is observed by lighting candles on a Menorah—one for each day of the festival. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights […]