Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity > Education > Programming > Cultural Programming
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity is committed to offering a variety of cultural programming events throughout the year. We work in partnership with departments, units, organizations, and ERG's throughout the university on events designed to celebrate our differences. These events are planned to increase diversity awareness and understanding among our DePaul community.
The Diversity Signature Series (DSS) highlights prominent national heritage month celebrations and other cultural events of the university's centers, institutes, and academic departments. Through this collaboration, OIDE creates an annual diversity calendar of sponsored programs that we help to promote throughout the academic year.
On October 21, 2021, we celebrated Hispanic Heritage month, as we welcomed DePaul Double Demon and Vice President of Campus Compact, Dr. Marisol Morales, to DePaul's annual Dolores Huerta celebration. We are pleased to provide the recording of Dr. Morales' important message to the DePaul community.
Campus Connect credentials are required to view the keynote speech.
On January 18, 2022, we celebrated Black History month, as we welcomed Stanford University Psychology Professor, Dr. Calude Steele to DePaul's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. We are pleased to provide the recording of this celebration.
On November 6, 2022, we welcomed Andrea Carlson of the Ojibwe tribe to serve as the keynote speaker for the Native Peoples' Heritage Month event. Over the last five years of living on the Nishnabek land, Ms. Carlson has had the privilege of working with and learning from a tremendous peer group of Indigenous artists and creatives. Ms. Carlson shares what she has learned and how it has influenced her artwork.
How can the arts support justice and healing? Several resources that address this question are featured here: 1) two film documentaries: A Song for Cesar and Dolores, 2) a panel discussion (featuring Dolores Huerta and others) that connects A Song for Cesar to the El Paso Healing Garden, a memorial designed to help El Pasoans heal from a racially-motivated mass-shooting, and 3) a lecture that discusses how art and spirituality—as deep forms of education—can help to promote justice and healing.