Carnegie Mellon University

Celebration & Recognition

The Month of April

April's Notable Activities

April brings with it more than showers and daffodils. In fact, there’s a lot to celebrate and recognize as spring emerges. The College of Fine Arts (CFA) will help to raise awareness of several highlights.

“The intention is to honor the beauty of diversity that surrounds you by taking time to recognize the diversity in your workplace, school, neighborhood and home,” said CFA Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Valeria Martinez. “One of my favorite ways to honor diversity is to support minority-owned businesses and add a new text to my pleasure reading list. This month, I will be reading, “The Making of Asian America: A History”, by Erika Lee, purchased from The Lit Bar, an Afro-Latina owned bookshop.”

READ MORE ABOUT April's Activities

Diversity in the Workplace

April 28, 2021

1pm | Workshop
Open to All

One way CFA will celebrate diversity this month is by kicking off the first in a series of professional development opportunities throughout the year titled “Diversity in the Workplace.” Scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, the workshop focuses on misgendering and misogyny in the workplace. It is open to all via Zoom.


CFA Women's Affinity Group

April 28, 2021

4pm | Community Meeting
Valeria Martinez

Rounding out the month, Martinez will host the second CFA Women’s Affinity Group meeting that day. The group is a community of scholars and practitioners who want to enhance their knowledge, expertise, research and relational leadership to advance women's leadership throughout the college.

“Given recent events nationally and globally, there seems like no better time to center our voices and needs than now,” Martinez said. “Join us, and let's empower one another.”