Dean of Student Services - Diversity


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Riverside City College Diversity Committee

Riverside City College has established a Diversity Committee that includes students, classified staff, and faculty.  The Diversity Committee equips our college community with the language and tools to implement the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  By acknowledging and understanding the impact of history and social interactions, the committee develops conscious practices to create an institutional climate that fosters respect for all members of the college. (RCC Diversity Committee Purpose Statement -BP 3420)
The diversity committee adopted “Respect” as one of its core values, the results are the creation of the “Respect” Campaign that our faculty, staff and students have embraced and approved via formal faculty, staff and student committees.  In addition, during the Fall of 2012 the Diversity committee conducted a Diversity Climate survey to all faculty, staff and students.  The in depth survey will probe attitudes, experiences, and interests towards diversity.   The results of this survey will serve as a planning tool for diversity activities, policies and campaigns. 

2012-2013 Diversity Events

  • Diversity Climate Survey
  • “On These Shoulders We Stand”-Collaborative event with Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Club (LGBT) film screening
  • “Not Just Ramps”-theatrical production on disabled students
  • Veteran’s Administration presentation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Black History Month (Symposium on Hip Hop (teach in model) - Kristi will talk with students, Film festival, History of Gullha, Organize and host a reenactment of the Underground Railroad – performance art)
  • Respect Campaign Flex Workshop
  • Cesar Chavez Presentation by RCC Professor
  • Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
  • Cesar Chavez Evening Reception with Keynote Speaker Ignacio Gomez, Cesar Chavez Monument Sculptor
  • Workshop on the Demographics: Latino-ism
  • 2 Diversity Movie Nights
  • 1 Day Conference by Mark Gonzalez on Communication, Healing and Respect
  • Diversity Appreciation Banquet with Key note Father Boyle from Homeboy industries 

2011-2012 Diversity Events

  • Allies Training
  • Visit by Jonathon Mooney author of “The Short Bus”-Disability related event
  • Freedom of Speech Open Forum
  • Cesar Chavez Weeklong Celebration -(faculty panel, student skits, UFW President visit)
  • 10 Indicators of Respect Campaign
  • Courage to Remember the Holocaust Exhibit Week Long Event- (Faculty lead workshops, UCR Guest Speaker hosted by RCC student government, Talk by Ms. Clara Knopfler (octogenarian Holocaust survivor), collaborative effort with the student Hillel Club)

2010-2011 Diversity Events

  • Cornell West Visit
  • Deaf Awareness Week-Conversational Sign Language Workshop
  • Education Ends Oppression Week (art display, panel discussion, Allies training)
  • Equity Monitor Workshops
  • Understanding And Engaging Under-Resource College Students
  • International Anti homophobia and Anti transphobia
  • Allies-A safe zone project for lesbian, gender, bisexual, and transgender