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Focusing on Accountability & Allyship

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can mean many things to various audiences. Here in the College of Fine Arts, we are working toward improving our efforts to become more inclusive and accepting of all people, regardless of their individual preferences, experiences, social identities and more.

In all programming this academic year, we will focus on the overall theme of Accountability and Allyship — how each of us is responsible for our actions and how we will work together to reach our goals. We are in this together. Some months we will celebrate and recognize national observances in our own way, but all our events may not relate to that one month’s theme. We may, for your benefit, offer an event or discussion that’s timely or important to talk about. We welcome your feedback on all our efforts and we look forward to working toward a unified vision of what DEI is for CFA.

Hot Cocoa Bar

December 3, 2021

CFA 2021 Winter Festival
CFA Great Hall Entrance

Join us at the main entrance of the College of Fine Arts building for a free self-service hot cocoa bar designed to help community members warm up from the winter chill! Choose from an assortment of toppings to customize your winter drink. Take a break and come on by!

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Get Your Massage On!

December 3, 2021

2–4pm | Massage
CFA 2021 Winter Festival
The Great Hall, CFA

Feeling a bit tense post-semester, pre-finals? Register for a 15-minute chair massage provided by
licensed massage therapists. Four therapists will provide their own chairs and are ready to
massage your stressors away.


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Sunrise Yoga with Alecia Dawn

December 6, 2021

Alecia Dawn, performing yoga pose.

7–8am | Yoga
CFA 2021 Winter Festival

Join Alecia Dawn for yoga, at dawn, a practice steeped in mental clarity. We’ll explore the breath, mindful repetition, and sun salutation variations to invite an easeful or toning flow. Pause, breathe and ground down for the season ahead. This all-levels Hatha Yoga practice includes seated, floor and standing postures with variations available throughout. Prepare for this virtual experience by bringing a yoga mat, blanket or meditation pillow, and water.

Alecia Dawn is an arts worker and yoga guide who thrives at the intersection of healing and creativity. In 2018, she founded YOGAMOTIF, a creative wellness studio that offers art and yoga classes to youth, pregnant people, and the community at large. Her work is grounded in the collective healing of Black mothers, and she is honored to support her yoga community with a joyful and breath-centered practice. Learn more at


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