Ram Inclusion Week

Every winter at Suffolk brings a week of celebration and dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

An attendee of Ram Inclusion Week looks over the week's itinerary.

Ram Inclusion Week is an annual series of events that recognize and strengthen one of Suffolk University’s defining assets—our diversity. From workshops and panel discussions to poetry slams, dance performances, and cultural cuisine nights, there’s a wide range of ways for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Suffolk’s vibrant collection of communities. The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion plans and coordinates these events along with cultural affinity student groups across campus.

2022 Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 24

Celebrating Black Voices and Building an Inclusive Democracy with U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Rep. Pressley has represented Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District since 2019 and has fought hard to make our district and our democracy inclusive. This event, “Celebrating Black Voices and Building an Inclusive Democracy” is part of Ram Inclusion Week and Black History Month at Suffolk University. Pressley will speak to Suffolk students about the importance of building an inclusive democracy. Sponsored by Suffolk Votes and the Black Student Union.

12:30–2:00 p.m.
Livestreamed in the Samia Center, B18 & via Zoom

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Event Contact: Adam Westbrook

Black Student Forum

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month! Let's talk about the contributions of Black people to the workforce. We'd also use this opportunity to discuss and answer questions about the Black Experience in the workplace. Sponsored by the Center for Career Equity, Development & Success.

12:30–1:45 p.m.
Via Zoom

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Event Contact: Ade Igbineweka

Friday, February 25

Preparing for the Career Fair through an Inclusive Lens

Are you thinking about attending the Career Fair, but not sure what to expect? Are you unsure about how to network in a virtual world? Are you wondering about how to assess the inclusion efforts of potential employers? If so, you’ll want to plan to attend this “Prepare for the Fair – Ram Inclusion Week” workshop. In this session, you will learn what to do before, during and after the Fair to make the most of your time at the event. We will also show you how to research the DEI practices of organizations attending the Fair. Registration is required through Handshake. Sponsored by the Center for Career Equity, Development & Success.

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

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Event Contact: Kerrie Aborn

Celebration of Black Excellence

Due to the anticipated snowstorm, the Celebration of Black Excellence has been postponed. The new date will be provided as soon as it is available. 

Monday, February 28

Black History Trivia

You are invited to the Annual Black History Trivia event sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Employee Resource Group. The event is open to the entire Suffolk community! There will be learning, laughs, and a prize for the winner!

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Event Contact: Jennifer Blakely

Elemental Yoga

The Interfaith Center's weekly practice focuses on the five elements and keeps a regular and ritual simplicity. Following an easy-going slow flow, we’ll practice basic pranayama breathing techniques. Ideal for beginners and enthusiasts alike!

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Sawyer Building, 8 Ashburton Place, Interfaith Center–Room 823

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Event Contact: The Reverend Amy Fisher

Tuesday, March 1

Spring Semester Career Fair

Suffolk's Spring Career Fair is your chance to network with dozens of employers across all industries, seeking undergraduate, graduate and international students for internships and full-time jobs. This year's Career Fair will be hosted virtually using Handshake.

12:00–3:00 p.m.
This year’s Career Fair will be hosted virtually using Handshake.

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Event Contact: Career Center

LeadHERship

At this event, alumni, faculty, administrators, and students who identify as female come together to share a three-course meal, network, and foster a mentor-mentee experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet senior leadership within the Suffolk community and to make connections that can lead to internships and jobs.

12:15–1:45 p.m.
Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, First Floor Function Room

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Event Contact: Savannah Bell

Coffee with Colleagues: A Conversation About Staying Connected to Vitality in Teaching

Time and again, faculty have responded with generosity and creativity when asked to take on additional responsibilities and adapt to unexpected change. We invite you to join this informal conversation with colleagues about how to stay connected to a sense of purpose, hope, and community that can bring joy and vitality to the experience of teaching. Coffee and tea will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence.

1:00–1:45 p.m.
73 Tremont, Room 1294

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Event Contact: Elizabeth Cornell

Wednesday, March 2

Disability as Diversity Badge Program—Session #1

Become an "Access Ally" for students with disabilities. Please note that this program is presented in two parts. Learn more about Disability as Diversity training. Sponsored by Disability Services.

3:15–4:30 p.m.
Via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

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Event Contact: Andrew Cioffi

Wellness Fair & Meet & Greet with Local BIPOC & Queer Businesses

Come engage, meet, and shop with local BIPOC & Queer owned businesses and Suffolk University SUPERs. Attendees will be able to participate in self-care/wellness activities, grab food, products and connect with local vendors. Sponsored by Counseling, Health & Wellness, the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Orientation, New Student & Family Programs, and student organizations

1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sawyer Building Lobby & 3rd floor

Event Contact: [email protected] & [email protected]

Thursday, March 3

Alumnae Changemakers: Women of Color in Leadership

The Suffolk University Alumni Association is excited to host a conversation with College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association President, Rachel Deleveaux, MEd ’07, Sawyer Business School Alumni Association President, Linda Jones, MBA ’02, and Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association President, Dahlia Ali, JD ’15. These alumnae leaders will speak about their career experiences, including successes and challenges, as well as offer advice to students and fellow alumni.

12:15–1:15 p.m.
Via Zoom

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Event Contact: Sarah Abdulla

Disability as Diversity Badge Program—Session #1

Become an "Access Ally" for students with disabilities. Please note that this program is presented in two parts. Learn more about Disability as Diversity training. Sponsored by Disability Services.

12:30–1:45 p.m.
Via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

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Event Contact: Andrew Cioffi

Kriya Meditation

Each week the Interfaith Center will practice a few gentle stretches (seated), basic pranayama breathing techniques, silent mantras, and visualizations––all of which prepare one to sit in ~10 minutes of observed silence. The practice will conclude with a re-grounding method. 

3:30–4:00 p.m.
Sawyer Building, 8 Ashburton Place, Interfaith Center–Room 823

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Event Contact: The Reverend Amy Fisher

Friday, March 4

National Employee Appreciation Day

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a breakfast in their honor. This event has been organized to acknowledge and recognize the contributions of Suffolk employees to our community. President Kelly and leaders of [email protected] Employee Resource Groups will be in attendance for connection and conversations. Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options will be available.

9:00–11:00 a.m.
Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, First Floor Function Room

Event Contact: Joyya Smith

Financial Literacy Workshop With Anna Takahama

Come learn what financial literacy is. What does money mean in our lives? What are our money beliefs—inherited and subconscious? How do we align our finances & our values to live life on our own terms? This event is sponsored by the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Initiative and is open to all members of the Suffolk community.

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom 

International Student Panel

Expand your global awareness by engaging with current Suffolk University international students at our annual International Student Panel. This is a virtual event where all are welcome! Sponsored by INTO Suffolk and the International Student Services Office

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

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Event Contact: Sophie Wilson

“The events we’re hosting during Ram Inclusion Week not only recognize and celebrate the diversity within the Suffolk community, but also engage students, faculty, and staff in conversations on the importance of inclusion both on and off campus.”

Cam Breither Assistant Director, Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Past Events