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Unity Wing

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Last updated: 28 Jul, 2020

Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing
Develop global ambassadors for diversity, inclusion, and equity equipped

to be world changers who create a different future.

Starsheemar Byrum, Director

(860) 465-4314

byrums@easternct.edu

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing is named after Dr. Arthur L. Johnson, former sociology professor at Eastern. Known for his work in organized labor, community action, and higher education, Johnson served as a faculty member and administrator from 1970 – 1999.

A community leader, civil rights activist, and life member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Johnson was committed to civic and community engagement. Until his death on September 6, 1999, Dr. Johnson sought to raise the consciousness of government leaders, corporate executives, educators etc. and was in the forefront of the struggle for civil rights and an advocate for freedom and equality.

Mission

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing champions creating an inclusive community at Eastern, cultivating its core values. Each Center builds bridges of intersectionality that celebrate every individual’s kaleidoscope of cultures and identities through programs and initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, and equity. Social justice and equitable treatment of all students regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic class, religion, spiritual traditions, age or ability is at the core of our values and beliefs. Through meaningful connections and outreach, we establish strong partnerships, increase engagement and accountability to the level of awareness and action.

The Pillars
Comprised of the Intercultural Center, the Women's Center, and the Pride Center; the Unity Wing is open Monday - Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm. All are welcome to engage.

 

Intercultural Center

1st Floor Student Center

Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing, Room 114

860-465-5749

www.easternct.edu/interculturalcenter/

The Intercultural Center works in partnership with Eastern’s community of racially diverse and historically marginalized students. The IC builds bridges across demographic boundaries enhancing the understanding of social justice and increasing engagement and accountability to the level of awareness and action.

Pride Center

1st Floor Student Center

Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing, Room 108G

860-465-0015

www.easternct.edu/pridecenter/

The Pride Center (PC) collaborates with LGBTQ+ identifying students. The PC serves as a resource for navigating the path of self-discovery, while informing the community about matters related to sexuality, gender identity or expression, to increase engagement and accountability to the level of awareness and action.

Women's Center

1st Floor Student Center

Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing, Room 116

860-465-4313

www.easternct.edu/womenscenter/

The Women's Center (WC) enlists all students in supporting female identifying students by confronting social norms as catalysts against gender-based violence and inequities. The WC empowers female identifying students to increase engagement and accountability to the level of awareness and action.

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