Committee on Ethnic, Racial and Gender Equity (CERGE)

Land Acknowledgement

As we all journey on the trail of life, we wish to acknowledge the spiritual and physical connection the Pennacook, Abenaki and Wabanaki Peoples have maintained to N’dakinna (homeland) and the aki (land), nebi (water), olakwika (flora) and awaasak (fauna) that the University of New Hampshire community is honored to steward today. We also acknowledge the hardships they continue to endure after the loss of unceded homelands and champion the university’s responsibility to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.


To promote Race/Ethnicity and Gender Equity through advancing changes in departmental culture, ongoing curriculum review, and ongoing training and support of all faculty, staff, and students. 

Anti-Oppressive Practice Lens

The UNH Social Work Department strives to operate from an Anti-Oppressive Lens and promote Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) in both the classroom and in internship placements.  Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) is one of the central social justice-oriented approaches in social work.  It recognizes the structural origins of oppression and promotes social transformation by utilizing critical theories including feminist, Marxist, postmodernist, indigenous, poststructuralist, anti-colonial, and anti-racist theories, among others (Baines, 2011). More information can be found here: 




Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Check out our Monthly DEI calendar

Sign the Wildcat Pledge to UNITE Agaist Racism!

AIDE Glossary

2021-2022 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Annual Report: https://www.unh.edu/diversity-inclusion/sites/default/files/media/2022-10/ddei_annualreport_wbfy22.pdf 

Recent Updates

Kelsey Boucher

Kelsey Boucher, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, Wins Kidder Prize

Saturday, April 16, 2022
The Kidder Award seeks to honor those who, through their scholarship, leadership, or outstanding efforts, foster greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender expression at the University of New Hampshire. Read More
Refugee Discussion Panel Blog Post

Refugee Discussion Panel

Monday, April 4, 2022
The UNH Social Work Graduate Students would like to invite you to a discussion panel about Refugee Awareness in New Hampshire. Read More
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Let’s talk about how social determinants of health impact health equity.

Monday, April 4, 2022
Join the CHHS Committee on Ethnicity & Race Equity's (CERE) for a Let's Talk Lunch Hour! Read More
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Join CHHS Dean Corazzini! 21-Day Challenge

Monday, April 4, 2022
The UNH Sustainability Institute’s Food Solutions New England kicks off the 21-Day Challenge April 4th with thousands of people from around the country (and world) to learn about how race and racism are related to our food system. Read More