Global Tufts Month
Welcoming All Voices: Global Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
Global Tufts Month 2021: March 1 - March 31
Beginning in 2019 and occurring annually, Global Tufts Week has evolved into a month-long series of activities and events across all of Tufts’ schools and centers, designed to:
- Showcase the breadth and depth of global engagement by faculty, students and staff in education, research and policy and civic engagement work.
- Celebrate and advance Tufts' commitment to global engagement, international exchange and global learning.
- Promote connection and dialogue across schools and across disciplines on global issues.
The theme for Global Tufts Month in 2021 is Welcoming All Voices: Global Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice. Tufts students, faculty, staff and alumni have reaffirmed their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, both at home and in a global setting, extending Tufts’ commitment far beyond our local campuses. Events hosted throughout Global Tufts Month will explore, discuss and celebrate racial and ethnic equity, inclusion and justice globally in all facets of life—from health, climate and politics, to development, education, science and technology, culture, and the arts. We welcome events that highlight efforts and achievements at Tufts to promote global citizenship, equity, inclusion and justice around the world and to facilitate dialogue and learning on these issues across national and cultural boundaries.
Global Month Events
The Office of the Provost and the Senior International Officer organize and coordinate Global Tufts Month. All Tufts departments, centers, institutes, units, student organizations and groups are invited to host events to celebrate Global Tufts Month. Global Tufts Month events must comply with COVID-19 social distancing standards, and we encourage virtual events whenever possible.
Events can include conferences, speakers, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, performances, film showings, cultural events, music, social and networking events, presentations and lectures, information sessions on programs, etc. Events can be organized specifically for Global Month, and already planned events can be scheduled to take place during that week.
Events should be posted through the main Tufts Calendar, and will be displayed on both the main Tufts website and the Global Tufts website. Check the box for "Global Tufts Month" when selecting the event type.
Each year, the Office of the Provost will offer funding for events during Global Tufts Month. Any Tufts faculty, staff, or student can apply for funding on behalf of themselves or an organization. Selected proposals will receive funding in advance of Global Tufts Month. The maximum amount of a mini-grant is $500. Please contact Christine Hollenhorst with questions.
The deadline to apply for a mini-grant is February 1, 2021.
Archive of Past Global Month Celebrations
March 2nd - 9th marked the first annual Global Tufts Week. The theme, Linking the Global and the Local, was chosen to provide a unifying concept while showcasing a broad range of Tufts’ global engagement, both international and local, encouraging cross-school and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
At a Glance:
- Over 40 events were hosted across the Medford/Somerville, Boston and Grafton Campuses
- Events included: lectures, art installations, trivia nights, dinners, performances and more
- Alumni and students participated from more than 30 countries, including:
- Central African Republic
- Solomon Islands
- Student and alumni Instagram takeovers from:
- San Francisco
- Solomon Islands
- More than 300 posts using the hashtag #TuftsBrighterWorld