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NSBE Boston’s Annual Summer Sizzler

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October 7, 2013

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is the largest student-run organization in the United States that is dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Members of the society include high school students, collegiate members, and professional members.   Every year, the […]

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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March 21, 2012

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Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. March 21st is observed, annually, as The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people, mostly women, at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the […]

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Today

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February 7, 2012

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Today the WPI Office of Diversity and Women’s Programs commemorates National Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day. Meet 27 year old Hydeia Broadbent. Ms. Broadbent was born with HIV which she contracted from her birth mother. She has been an International HIV/AIDS activist and humanitarian since she was 6 years old. Hydeia is one of many young […]

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WPI Honors Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.- Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

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January 17, 2012

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“I am who I am because of who we all are”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday was the national holiday in recognition of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was an intelligent and strategic social rights activist whose work, while exemplary, is usually only connected to the good he did for the […]

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Diversely Speaking: What is Diversity and Inclusion?

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December 12, 2011

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What do you think of when you hear the term diversity? What do you think of when you hear the term inclusion? What do you see? What do you associate with them? Are they the same things to you? Often the terms diversity and inclusion appear together and many people use these terms interchangeably, but […]

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