Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence

 

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COMMON READ

Join colleagues in a common read experience to increase your understanding of racial injustices and the imperative of creating alliances to overcome systemic inequities. Two book authors will participate during the common reads. Limited copies of books are available for pick-up.  Click on links to sign-up and receive details on meeting dates and times.

 

How to Be an Anti-Racist, by Abram X. Kendi

Facilitator: Dr. Amelia Serafine

SAC Antiracist Allies invite you to discuss the concepts of antiracism and discover new ways of thinking about what an antiracist society looks like and how to play an active role in building it.

Register at: bit.ly/AntiracistCommonRead

 

Cult of Glory by Doug Swanson

Facilitators: Dr. Erik Anderson and Kyle DeStefano

Plus: Q&A with the author and documentary screening

This historical depiction exposes the barbarous side of the Rangers and debunks the heroic narratives exhibited in movie and television. This dark history includes the violence against and killing of indigenous, Mexican and Mexican Americans living in Texas.

Register at: bit.ly/CultofGlory 

 

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti Mexican Violence in Texas, by Monica Muñoz Martinez

Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Ramos

Plus: Q&A with the author and documentary screening

An analysis of the racist and anti-Mexican violence in Texans in the early 1900’s that claimed the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of Mexicans. This book establishes the concept of “generational memory” by surviving family and their methods of preserving the narrative from being suppressed.

Register at: bit.ly/InjusticeNeverLeavesYou

 

Porvenir, Texas

Documentary Screening: Tuesday, Nov 3 @ 10 – 11:30 am

One hundred years ago, the town of Porvenir, Texas, ceased to exist. This documentary explores the massacre through the accounts passed on by survivors and descendent over generations. This film depicts the Mexican-American experience in Texas in early 1900’s and exposes the state-sanctioned violence against Mexican communities.

Register at: bit.ly/WatchPorvenirTexas

 

WORKSHOPS, SESSIONS AND TRAINING

Faculty, staff and students are invited to increase their equity-consciousness by understanding concepts and strategies to combat bias and microaggressions. Participate in a “charrette,” or college-wide discussion, on transforming into an equity-minded college.

 

Implicit Bias and Introduction to Microaggressions Workshop

Facilitators: Mona Aldana-Ramirez and Dr. Marianne Bueno

This training introduces participants to the concept of implicit bias, types of microaggressions, and offers strategies to address these issues faced by Black, Indigenous and people of color. Participants will complete the Implicit Association Test (IAT) during this session. Select and register for one of the training sessions. 

 

Monday, Oct 12 @ 2-4 pm, register at: http://bit.ly/ImplicitOct12

Monday, Oct 26 @ 2-4 pm, register at: http://bit.ly/ImplicitOct26

Monday, Nov 2 @ 2-4 pm, register at: http://bit.ly/ImplicitNov2

 

College Charrette: Envisioning Equity at SAC

Calling all Equity Champions, Antiracist Allies and anyone who wants to be part of transforming our institution into one of equitable student success. This college-wide discussion is an opportunity to share your ideas and contribute to the vision for equity, diversity and inclusiveness. Select and register for one of the sessions.

 

Friday, Oct 16 @ 2-3:30 pm, register at: http://bit.ly/CharretteOct16

Friday, Oct 30 @ 10-11:30 am, register at: http://bit.ly/CharretteOct30

Monday, Nov 9 @ 2-3:30 pm, register at: http://bit.ly/CharretteNov9

 

Microaggressions Workshop (Part II)

Facilitators: Camille Cartwright, Dr. Marianne Bueno, Mona Aldana-Ramirez

This in-depth discussion provides examples of microaggressions students encounter on-campus and in the community. Learn how to identify and address this form of oppression to improve our campus culture.

November 30 @2-4 pm, register at: http://bit.ly/MicroNov30

 

Introduction to Equity Training, 16 hours

External facilitators

Learn how to become an equity champion and foster equity at SAC.  If you want to be part of the next cohort, please add your name to the list to be notified about the next session date and time.

http://bit.ly/IntroEquity

For more information, contact Mona Aldana-Ramirez, Director of Student Success for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence @ maldana-ramirez@alamo.edu