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DEI Events

To advance and promote our commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus community, MCPHS students, faculty, and staff invest in a wide range of programming and initiatives. From speakers and workshops to trainings and panels, there are numerous ways to be part of the activities and the transformation around diversity and inclusion on campus. Creating a truly diverse and inclusive organization is everyone’s responsibility. Become part of the conversation with us.

Upcoming Events

BIPOC Student Conference: Empowering Change Agents for Everyday Leadership
February 25, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Simmons University, Residence Campus Alumnae/i Hall, Boston

The Colleges of the Fenway have partnered to create a conference that aims to provide resources and leadership development for BIPOC and ALAANA-identified students. This event is free and is geared to the COF undergraduate student population. Registration is required

For more information on the conference, visit the COF student leadership conference website.


Brotherhood & Sisterhood Leadership Conference
March 4, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Worcester State University campus, Worcester

Worcester State University is proud to sponsor the Brotherhood & Sisterhood Leadership Conference on the WSU campus. With a target audience of Pipeline Students (high school), College/University Students, and Professionals/Faculty/Staff, and the conference is designed to uplift and empower these groups by affirming their experiences, engaging in team building workshops, building upon their own identity and knowledge of self, and enhancing their connection to a network of first generation and/or ALANA/BIPOC community. The event is free but registration is required.

For more information about the event, please visit the Worcester leadership conference website.


If you would like to register for multiple participants, please register each individual separately.

Past Events

25th Annual Colleges of the Fenway Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

At this event, faculty and staff celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the recipient(s) of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inclusive Service Award were announced. MCPHS is proud to co-sponsor this annual event.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Worcester campus community celebrated the legacy of Dr. King and kicked off Black History month with a light breakfast and a live streaming of the COF Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration that took place in Boston. At noon, there was lunch and an immersive experience centered around Dr. King's legacy and Black History month.

MCPHS Diversity Wall Reveal and Reception
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Center for Campus Life celebrated the origins of our Cardinals and fostered Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a sense of belonging at MCPHS.

International Faculty & Staff Networking Reception
Thursday, November 17, 2022

As part of International Education Week 2022, the MCPHS Center for International Studies and the COF Geocenter hosted a networking event for faculty and staff who were interested in learning more about the international footprint of MCPHS and the Colleges of the Fenway.

Faculty & Staff of Color Virtual Coffee Hour
November 4, 2022

The COF and the New England Region for Networking and Community hosted a virtual coffee hour for faculty and staff affiliated with COF.

Graduate Seminar - Patient and Provider Perspectives on Healthcare Delivery for Diverse Communities
September 29 and 30, 2022 

MCPHS PA students, faculty, and patients came together in Boston on Sept. 29 for Color of Care, a discussion centered around offering better care to vulnerable communities, including the LGTBQ+ community, minorities, and people living with disabilities. Panelists shared negative and positive experiences they—or their loved ones—have had with providers as well as recommendations for how providers can improve their care. The event was hosted by MCPHS Physician Assistant Studies.

Campus-Wide Reading of On Juneteenth
June 28, 2022

To commemorate the Juneteenth holiday, the Center for Health Humanities, the Library, and the DEI Team co-sponsored a campus-wide reading of Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed's remarkable book On Juneteenth, followed by moderated virtual discussions for faculty, staff, and students.

Cardinal Conversations: Using Digital Health to Improve Health and Reduce Disparities
March 30, 2022

Dr. Megan Ranney, physician and researcher, discussed using digital health to improve health and reduce disparities.

Center for Undergraduate Research hosts Greater Boston P-FLAG
Tuesday, March 22

The Center for Undergraduate Research hosted Greater Boston P-FLAG! Representatives from P-FLAG will joined MCPHS for a healthcare experience panel and shared best practices and positive approaches for gender-affirming healthcare.

Women's Leadership Panel
March 22, 2022

Panelists work in the health fields of acupuncture, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy discuss women leadership.

Cardinal Conversations: Mental Health & Wellness in 2022
February 22, 2022

Dr. Nii Addy, a neuroscientist and professor at Yale University, spoke about the importance of mental health and wellness in 2022.

24th Annual Colleges of the Fenway MLK Breakfast
January 28, 2022

Imari Jeffries, Executive Director of King Boston, was the keynote speaker at the celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MCPHS is proud to co-sponsor this annual event.

Veterans Day
November 11, 2021

On Veterans Day, in conjunction with our Diversity Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, the University celebrated the service of all military veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, the University Veterans Education Team (UVET) coordinated several campus-wide and virtual events to recognize our veterans, service members and military families at MCPHS.

Nikole Hannah-Jones
November 1, 2021

Esteemed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discussion examined slavery’s enduring modern legacy and the reframing of the Black American experience. Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice.

Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™
October 13, 2021, and October 26, 2021

More than 430 faculty and staff along with more than 40 senior leaders attended Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™ to develop their understanding of biases and foster a campus climate of inclusion and cultural competence among students, faculty, staff, and other key members of our community.

The Humanities and Ethics of Black Maternal Mortality
October 21, 2021

Using the principles of bioethics and the methodologies of medical humanities, Dr. Keisha Ray explores explanations and solutions to contemporary Black maternal mortality rates.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 11, 2021

MCPHS respectfully acknowledges that the land that we learn, work, live, and commune on is the original N’dakinna (homelands) of Indigenous People who have stewarded it throughout hundreds of generations and are still connected to this land on which we gather.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021
October 2021

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juneteenth, Then and Now: A Conversation on Being the Change Through Arts and Activism
June 19, 2021

The Colleges of the Fenway hosted a virtual event with three keynote panelists to talk about arts and activism in light of Juneteenth.