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Eastern student organizes conference for LGBTQ youth in Connecticut

Eastern student organizes conference for LGBTQ youth in Connecticut

LGBTQ-identifying high school students across the state gathered at Eastern Connecticut State University to learn about the University’s resources for LGBTQ students, hear from current...

Posted on March 06, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Setting yourself up for success

Moorehead opens Women's Center series with talk on self-mentorship

Tanya Moorehead, professor of special education at Eastern Connecticut State University, spoke to students at the inaugural Women’s Center “She Leans In” event. Drawing from her...

Posted on March 01, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Students learn about women in Islam

Students learn about women in Islam

The Muslim Student Association invited students at Eastern Connecticut State University to join them on Nov. 9 in discussing cultural ideas about women in Islam, dispelling many myths regarding the...

Posted on November 20, 2023 by Marcus Grant

Facepainting by Eminence Ink

First HERfest sparks spirit of sisterhood

The spirit of sisterhood permeated the Student Center during Eastern's first HERfest on Oct. 6. Sponsored by the Women's Center and several campus partners, the event hosted woman-owned...

Posted on October 16, 2023 by Elisabeth Craig

Intercultural Center

Student Center Block Party highlights Unity Wing

The Student Center hosted a Block Party on Sept. 8, highlighting the resources and offerings of the Unity Wing, Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Student Activities.

Posted on September 13, 2023 by Elisabeth Craig

Unity Wing awardees

3 students awarded for equity and social justice

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students have won Equity and Social Justice Awards for their work promoting civil rights, resources for undocumented students, and mental health services...

Posted on April 27, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

A group of transcribers.

Eastern hosts Douglass Day 'Transcribe-a-Thon'

Most people are likely to recognize Feb. 14 as Valentine’s Day. However, there is another occasion to be celebrated on this date: the birth of civil rights and anti-slavery activist Frederick...

Posted on February 16, 2023 by Noel Teter

Unity Wing Open House Thumbnail Picture Of Coordinators

Unity Wing hosts spring semester open house

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Unity Wing held an open house on Jan. 27 to familiarize students with the missions, values and resources of its three parts -- the Intercultural Center,...

Posted on February 02, 2023 by Jack Jones

Unity Wing

Unity Wing block party introduces 3 ‘Identity Centers’

On Sept. 9, Eastern Connecticut State University students and faculty convened on the first floor of the Student Center to familiarize themselves with the values and resources available to them in...

Posted on September 14, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Community policing workshop educates officers on DEI
Unity Wing training involves Eastern and UHart police

The Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a community policing workshop on Aug. 10–11 for the public safety departments at Eastern and the University of Hartford. Led by...

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Trans Day of Visibility

Eastern celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Unity Wing and Pride Center celebrated Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31. Students, faculty and staff wore a TDOV shirt at the event and helped...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Human Library

Eastern to host 'Human Library'

The J. Eugene Smith Library in partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing will host a "human library" on April 12 from 1-5 p.m. Eastern...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown


PEACE program fosters inclusive campus culture
New program is driven by student leaders

Eastern Connecticut State University’s newly developed Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment (PEACE) program has spent the fall 2021 semester promoting inclusion and diversity on...

Posted on December 06, 2021 by Molly Boucher


Unity Wing sponsors Stop Asian Hate panel

When Okon Hwang, professor of music and chair of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Department, goes for a walk in her neighborhood, she wears a mask to follow COVID-19 safety...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

"Precision" art exhibition

Campus Briefs

Music students featured in Honors Recital and Award Ceremony; History students present at Phi Alpha Theta regional conference; Eastern Opera Workshop performs ‘Dido and Aeneas’ via...

Posted on April 21, 2021

Take Back the Night

Eastern students show support for sexual assault survivors

On April 20, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Women’s Center and Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Response Team participated in “Take Back the Night,” an...

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Bobbi Brown and Molly Boucher

Diversity and Inclusion Week

Eastern hosts Diversity and Inclusion Week

From April 12-16, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsored a week of in-person and virtual events to raise public awareness and...

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

COVID-19 myths

Minority Health Conference debunks COVID-19 myths

Nations around the world are relieved with the development of a vaccine to treat the COVID-19 virus. Many myths surround the deadly virus, including falsehoods on why African Americans have...

Posted on April 08, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Modern Movement

Campus Briefs

Modern Movement presents ‘A Natural Woman’ at 5x5 Dance Festival; 'Trans 101' workshop gives lesson on 'Transcending Sexpectations'; Softball: Warriors (14-0) vault...

Posted on April 08, 2021

Educators and advocates Sean Desiree (left) and Maybe Burke (right)

'Trans 101' workshop gives lesson on 'Transcending Sexpectations'

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University recently hosted “Transcending Sexpectations,” a workshop centered on understanding intersectionality and LGTBQ+...

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Bishakh Som Presents

Bishakh Som Explores Gender, Sexuality, Memory and Urbanism

New York-based artist and writer Bishakh Som visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 to read from her upcoming comic book “Apsara Engine,” which is set to go on sale on...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Jason Bartlett talking to students about being out in politics.

Former State Representative Discusses ‘Being Out in Politics’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing and Pride Center recently hosted “Being Out in Politics.” The event was centered around Jason Bartlett, a...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Jared Brock Spotlights Life of Abolitionist Josiah Henson

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, but few know the story of Josiah Henson, the real-life man who inspired much of the...

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern students pose for the camera.

Open 'Minded' House: Eastern's Unity Wing Welcomes All Students

Despite the pressure that comes with the start of classes, there are always systems on Eastern Connecticut State University's campus to support its students. To ring in the new semester and...

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Actors from GTC Dramatic Dialogues perform in “Strange Like Me,” a series of skits about gender, race and LGBTQ issues. The skits kicked off Social Justice Week festivities.

Eastern Unity Wing Organizes Social Justice Week

Leaders and student ambassadors of the Intercultural Center, Pride Center and Women’s Center at Eastern Connecticut State University organized a series of events for Social Justice Week from...

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Unity Wing Welcomes Students of All Identities

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University held an open house on Sept. 8 for the Pride Center, Intercultural Center and Women’s Center. Located on the ground...

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

HIV Advocate and Award-winning Speaker Scott Fried Lectures at Eastern

On Sept. 9, national public speaker, author and health educator Scott Fried came to Eastern Connecticut State University to talk to students about love, HIV and social media in a lecture titled...

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern Presents Cesar Chavez Awards: Chavez’s Granddaughter Delivers Keynote Address

Eastern Connecticut State University presented its Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards to Eastern senior Jonah Sanchez, Edili Lopez, hall director at Constitution Hall and Chris Soto, founder...

Posted on April 02, 2015 by dwight bachman