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This Saturday, June 19, we recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, to celebrate the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the United States. We recognize, honor, and celebrate Juneteenth while continuing to fight for justice, equity, and liberation for Black communities.
National Indigenous History Month was established to acknowledge and honour the histories, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities—a time to learn from and with Indigenous knowledge-holders and to recognize and celebrate the unique and diverse strengths, voices, and contributions of Indigenous peoples.
Pride Month honors the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the activists who have been instrumental in the continued fight for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, visibility, and equality. It is also a time for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to come together to celebrate diversity, uniqueness, self-affirmation, and self-expression.
Executive Dean of the Vancouver Campus Brad O’Hara, Ph.D., addresses the finding of children’s remains in an unmarked grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia and discusses the need to to do more to address this history of injustice and its legacy, in a message to Vancouver Campus students, faculty, and staff.
We recognize and celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. It is a time to acknowledge, share, and honor the lives, achievements, and contributions of Jewish Americans and Canadians to the histories and cultures of the U.S. and Canada.
Chicago Campus graduate and adjunct faculty Aimee Daramus, Psy.D. ’16, recently joined Authority Magazine to share about her book, Understanding Bipolar Disorder. “I want to provide ways for people to understand mental illness and people with a mental illness in a way that builds knowledge and connection,” Daramus said.
Adler University has received a generous $369,000 gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the initiatives of the Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (IL-CHEP) over the next two years. The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) will help the coalition build capacity and advance its initiatives to expand access to higher education in prison.
Kyra Lobbins joins Adler University in the role of Chief of Staff on May 17, bringing years of experience in higher education and leadership to the role.
Adler University’s Online Campus will be launching a pilot program, through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections, to increase access to higher education for individuals who are incarcerated.
Vancouver Campus graduate Octavia Sampson, MCP ‘20, recently co-founded Afya Collective, a community organization to promote and advocate for the mental, social, spiritual, and physical health of Black women in Canada.