Diversity and Inclusion Updates for Berklee Families
This page lists our current events and offerings, and will be updated monthly. We also welcome all students and their family members to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out the latest information.
The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Boston Conservatory at Berklee are hosting virtual hangouts for our students throughout the month of April. This curated engagement series provides space for students to connect, reflect, and be in community with peers and alumni of shared identity groups. Virtual hangout event offerings include the following:
- April 9: We Vibe: Black, Latinx, and indigenous students
- April 16: Hangin’ with the Spectrum: LGBTQ+ and questioning students
- April 23: APIDA Chill Room with Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students
- April 30: Bridged Forces Connect with military-connected students and families
Students must register here to attend these virtual hangouts.
Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Month
Our team is excited to honor APIDA Heritage Month in May. While some of the earliest Asian immigrants arrived from China, Japan, India, and Korea, improved trade relations, globalization, and immigration reforms tied to U.S. civil rights legislation opened the door to many additional Asian communities, including persons of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Indonesian, South and Central Asian, and Hmong heritage. APIDA Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions that generations of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans have made to U.S. history, the nation’s infrastructure, society, and our national culture.
This year our programming is twofold: we will explore the rich diversity within Asian identity through profiles of Berklee students who identify as Asian, and we will highlight mental health and wellness concerns within Asian communities during this time of global pandemic.