Piedmont University’s DEI Council Hosts First Annual Diversity Day
On February 17, 2022, Piedmont University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEI) hosted its first annual Diversity Day on the Demorest Campus. The event was an opportunity for Piedmont faculty, staff and students to learn about what the DEI Council is doing and how they can make Piedmont a more inclusive community for all.
“I really loved that Piedmont is heading to the path of advocating diversity in a more public way, such as Diversity Day,” said Nahomi Solorzano, a sophomore film productions major. “I really loved seeing the clubs and organizations that participated and really having a visual of how diverse Piedmont is becoming.”
The three-hour event took place in the Student Commons, where there were multiple tables hosted by various campus clubs and organizations. The organizations gave away numerous items during the event such as stickers, ribbons, tumblers and shirts. The council also hosted the event on Piedmont’s Athens campus on February 22nd. The DEI Council, Pride Alliance, Art Club, Student Organization of Latinos (SOL), United in Power, Anime Club, Student Government Association and a disability awareness table all united together for the same purpose: to promote diversity and inclusiveness at Piedmont University.
SOL and the DEI Council also invited two speakers, Karelin Gaitan and Mechack Nduwa, to the Demorest campus for a speaking event called “Here to Stay: Stories of Immigration in Georgia.” Gaitin’s story appears in the anthology “Our Stories Carried Us Here,” and at the event four attendees won copies of the anthology.
Although it was the University’s first Diversity Day, it was a tremendous success on both campuses. The council plans to make Diversity Day an annual event with hopes of it growing larger every year.
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