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Day of Understanding

Day of Understanding is an annual, university-wide event held during the fall semester hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging to strengthen our community. This all-day event is the culmination of campus wide efforts to provide various programs, workshops, and spaces for critical dialogue to advance awareness about race, accessibility, gender, equity, and other important diversity related issues. 

Day of Understanding is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 19th 2023. 

This year’s theme, Equity in Action, will explore topics around various forms and means of Health and Wellness, Gender Inequities, Quality Education and Peace & Justice.  

We are thrilled to announce that author Ijeoma Oluo will visit Bryant to discuss her book So You Want To Talk About Race with the Bryant community at this year’s 4th annual Day of Understanding as the opening keynote.  Oluo was named one of the most influential women in Seattle and has written extensively for The Guardian, Jezebel, The Stranger, and Medium about racism, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and social justice. 

We encourage all members of the community to read Oluo’s book prior to Day of Understanding. The Krupp Library has several copies of Oluo's book available to the entire Bryant community.

During the day, over 30 different sessions and exhibits will discuss topics such as, Yoga and meditation sessions, Intro to Herbalism, Beyond the Gender Binary, Men’s Mental Health, Alumni presentations and many other topics. 

For more information, questions, or interest in volunteering/ being a part of Day of Understanding, please reach out to Rinne-Julie Früster, Assistant Director of IDEIB.