Welcome to my website. I am Abhishek Verma, graduate student at Tufts University, pursuing MA in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Studies.
I built this website for UEP 284: ‘Developing Sustainable Communities’ course. I took this course because I am really passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The passion for this challenging field stemmed from my personal lived experiences and my intersecting identities. Having faced marginalization myself, I have first-hand experience of the issues that the society at large faces today, and I am determined to work towards leading a positive social change with my work which will eventually contribute towards achieving ‘Just Sustainabilities’. This reminds me of a quote by Dr. Robin DiAngelo from her famous NY Bestseller book ‘White Fragility’
All systems of oppression are highly adaptive. They withstand and adjust to challenges and still maintain inequality.
Hence in order to build sustainable inclusive communities, our efforts need to be sustained. It’s a vicious circle.
As a Diversity and Inclusion practitioner, I have the below mentioned personal mission statement.