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Mar 3, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Women’s History Month

Arcadia University has a long and storied history replete with women who have blazed trails, made history, and etched their impact on local, regional, and global communities. This year, Arcadia celebrates Women’s History Month with several events throughout March for students, alumni, faculty,...

Student signing poster and break the silence workshop

Areiana Edwards Feb 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Being Black in a White Space

Hi. I’m Areiana Edwards. If you haven’t already seen my picture on the Because Arcadia website, I’ll let you know now that my skin is brown. I am Black, African American, born and raised in Miami until my family and I moved from Florida to Georgia. My mother is from Jamaica, and my father is from...

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Jan 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Black History Month

The Arcadia community is celebrating Black History Month with several events held throughout February from departments and offices across campus for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Throughout the month, Pan African Studies will host Film Fridays. More details on this event...

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Jan 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

Omar Odom Dec 28, 2019 2:09 pm

When Discrimination Finds You

Most people have experienced some form of discrimination and have been hurt by it. It is incredibly harmful and unnecessary to exclude or attack people for something that cannot be helped. At Arcadia, I am learning about the various ways discrimination affects people, which has led me to think of...

ALANA Students with international sashes

May 31, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Honored at 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony

Arcadia University celebrated the achievements of international students and graduating students of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent at the 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11. This year, 13 graduate students and 49 undergraduate...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Arcadia.

Mar 7, 2019 Jen Retter

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom, a documentary on which Dr....

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Mar 6, 2019 May Their Aye

Women's History Month: Reception for Arcadian Women

CALLING ARCADIAN WOMEN Join Faculty, Staff and students for an evening networking reception.  Bring your Business Cards and Dress to Impress.   

An individual reads at the African American Read-In

Mar 6, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Seventh Annual African American Read-In, Featured on PBS39

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia held the seventh annual celebration of Africana literature and writing with its Annual African American Read-In on Feb. 19. Hosted at Grey Towers Castle, the Read-In allowed community members to share some of their favorite works by African American writers....

May Their Aye and Dr. Natasha Patterson on the steps inside Grey Towers Castle

Mar 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

High School Students Debate in Oratorical Competition for Black History Month

Arcadia hosted the 12th Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition on Feb. 23, which culminated the Office of Institutional Diversity’s events for Black History Month. Each year, the oratorical competition encourages local high school students from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar leans against a wall in a headshot image.

Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...