Town Hall Panel Discussion Series
As many of you know, hundreds of students and some faculty and staff have been participating in the president’s weekly virtual office hour sessions. Building on that communication effort, we are now launching a new effort, the President’s Panel series.
This series of dialogues will provide a forum where students, faculty, and staff can speak openly with the panelists on specific themes. Each panel will include a mix of subject matter experts, leaders in participatory governance, members of the community, other interesting individuals, and President Anderson.
President’s Panel #1: Reflections on race and a call to action
The inaugural discussion was dedicated to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion as they related to achieving the College’s mission. On 6/10/2020, the panelists invited an open discussion on the broad antecedents that led to the murder of George Floyd as well as subsequent reactions to that tragedy.
We stand together with our community of students and employees to protect and strengthen each and every member of the RCC family. We also continue to embrace the College’s mission and value of promoting social justice and equity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" https://www.archives.gov/files/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibrim X Kendi
- Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde
- Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (Eduardo Bonilla-Silva)
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Angela Davis)
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblidness (Michelle Alexander)
- Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America (Leon Dash)
- On Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities (Gina Ann Garcia)