The Minority Vets Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Summit is a full-day experience on November 12, 10am-9pm (EST), delving into the intersections of the minority veteran identity and the key issues that impact our worlds and lived experiences the most. The day will feature lectures, panels, fireside chats, lightning talks and live performances by minority veterans and lead activists, artists, experts, and legislators. Come explore, in-depth, the experiences of veterans who’ve existed on the margins of the traditional military veteran archetype and our intersections with poverty, the justice system, corporate culture, public policy, and more.
In addition to educational and artistic material, the Summit will feature a live recruitment, hiring, and resource fair for minority vets seeking employment and services.
Registration is free and open to all. The recording of the event will be available for viewing up to 30 days after the event.
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Berkeley College’s fourth annual disability awareness event on October 29, 2-4pm (EST) will highlight veterans with disabilities. This free virtual presentation titled Heroes in Need of Heroes and Their Stories will discuss the women and men of the United States military and their resilient journey through their military service, disability, and employment experiences.
- Elana Duffy, United States Army
- Earl Lundy, United States Army
- Vanessa Hughes, United States Marine Corps & Firefighter
- Matthew Sparks, United States Air Force & Army National Guard
- Amanda Cherry, Iowa Army National Guard
- Gregory Sanchez, United States Marine Corps
With a welcome from:
- Diane Recinos, Ed.D., Senior VP of Student Success, Berkeley College
- Sharon McLennon-Wier, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, Director of Disability Services, Berkeley College
- Edward Dennis, AVP, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Berkeley College