Diversity, inclusion, LGBTQ+

24-7, 365, Pride

As many have no doubt seen via social media and platforms such as Facebook and Linked in, rainbow flags are dominating the landscape in a celebration of Pride Month, which goes throughout the whole of June in the United States.  Pride month has a tradition and history rooted in activism…

By Christie Julien-
Diversity, Social Justice, Solidarity

Celebrating Juneteenth

President Biden has signed into a law a bill that would create a new federal holiday celebrating Juneteenth.  Many are unfamiliar with the history behind this holiday, long celebrated in Texas and among Black communities. Juneteenth commemorates not only the end of slavery, but more uniquely celebrates the day that…

By Christie Julien-
Diversity, Diversity at Darden, Solidarity

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday October 12th, 2020 marks the first celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  According to Governor Ralph Northam:Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the resilience of our tribal communities and promotes reconciliation, healing, and continued friendship with Virginia’s Indian tribes. In making this proclamation, we pay…

By Christie Julien-
Diversity at Darden, inclusion

Antonio Brodie Jr. (MBA ’22) took a moment to reflect on his first few weeks at Darden, his hopes for the future, and some of the challenges and triumphs he’s had in his time here.Two weeks in and that feeling of joy started to slowly fade away. I…

By Christie Julien-
Diversity, Solidarity

The First Time Series: Black MBAs

In this powerful video, Black student members of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management recall and share their first experiences encountering racism and bigotry. Sarah Getachew and Rotimi Ogunbiyi (Class of 2021)  are featured sharing their own deeply personal stories, as well.

By Christie Julien-