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Reminder: 5th Annual Power of Diversity Series Event Starts Monday


Beth Zemsky, MAEd, LICSW, an experienced scholarly consultant and a powerful speaker on the issues of diversity and inclusion, will open our fifth annual Alice Holloway Young, Ed.D. Power of Diversity Series event on Monday, Nov. 9, with presentations and workshops at the Brighton and Damon City campuses. The event is sponsored by MCC’s Diversity Council.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
"The Differences that Make a Difference"
Free and open to the college community
Nov. 9
noon to 12:50 p.m.
Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A & B)
and
Nov. 10
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
DCC Community Room (4193)
Differences exist. They can create challenges or opportunities that may either invigorate or divide a classroom, an organization, a community or a nation. In an increasingly diverse world, intercultural competency is a critical part of personal and professional development in every community and every sector of the economy. Learning to work effectively across differences and resolve cultural conflicts are critical educational outcomes related to productivity, service delivery, team building and community development.

WORKSHOP I

"Educating for the 21st Century: Making Systemic Change Towards Equity and Inclusion"
Faculty/staff session
Nov. 9
9:00-10:50 a.m., Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Empire Room)

By linking the college’s overall strategic development with its strategic diversity and inclusion goals the college can become more effective in hiring and retaining staff, educating its diverse student body, and serving its community. Intercultural Organizational Development brings together vision, skill building, and the development of policies and procedures to help the college interact with cultural difference in increasingly complex ways that creates a campus that is successful in developing a supportive learning environment for all.

WORKSHOP II
"Facilitating Cultural Change”
Faculty/staff session
Nov. 9
3:30-5:00 p.m., Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Empire Room)
and
Nov. 10
9:30-10:50 a.m., DCC Community Room (4193)
A goal of intercultural education is to design and create environments that empower, challenge, inspire, liberate and ultimately transform individuals and communities to act in ways that promote the achievement of their full potential. This session will focus on developmental perspectives and tools to improve effectiveness as educators, staff leaders and change agents around issues of equity and inclusion.


WORKSHOP III
“Out and About: LGBT Inclusion”
Free and open to the college community
Nov. 10
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Brighton Campus, 8-200
Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people have always been an integral, if often invisible, part of college life and American communities. On most campuses across the country, LGBT students, staff,and faculty are coming out and being visible in increasing numbers. In this session, we will discuss issues related to diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity and efforts to improve campus climate.

Shahin Monshipour, Charlotte Downing and Craig Rand
5th annual Alice Holloway Young, Ed.D. Power of Diversity Series Planning Committee
11/05/2009