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Diversity

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Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Makeba L. Clay
MClay@csmd.edu
301-870-3008 ext. 7658
La Plata Campus, Room CC 208

Program Coordinator of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Mari Canizales
MCanizales@csmd.edu
301-870-3008 ext. 7659
La Plata Campus, Room CC 208

Program Coordinator, Men of Excellence Mentoring Program
Evan T. Green
EGreen1@csmd.edu
301-870-3008 ext. 4743
La Plata Campus, Room CC 208

Program Coordinator, Diversity Institute
Ava Morton
AMorton@csmd.edu
301-870-3008 ext. 4742
La Plata Campus, Room BI 205

 

 

Institutional Equity and Diversity

Welcome to the College of Southern Maryland. The Institutional Equity and Diversity Office works to create an inclusive environment where students, staff, and faculty can perform at their optimal best. We are creating an environment that instills an appreciation and understanding of the diverse qualities each of us brings to this campus; where our students, staff, and faculty mirror the community we serve and is free from discrimination and harassment.

The Institutional Equity and Diversity Office sponsors Cultural cafés, provides academic enrichment and celebrate diversity awareness through programs for Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, African American Heritage and Women History Month, as well as other cultural celebrations. A list of planned activities can be found on the Institutional Equity and Diversity website under events.

The website list reference sources on a wide variety of multicultural topics. Faculty may use this site to select information to include in class discussion or curriculum. Students may find an area of interest for self study, class work or personal enrichment.

We hope you visit the website of stop by the Institutional Equity and Diversity office to learn more about our programs. We are located in the CC building, 2nd floor in room 208.

 

Upcoming Events

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

Documentary Screening and Discussion with Author Juan Gonzalez

Thursday, October 2, 2:30-4 p.m.

Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Rooms 103/104/105

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Meet author Juan Gonzalez, whose book this documentary was based on, as he provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office and Prince Frederick Campus Student Association


Jeans DayJEANS DAY

In support of CSM’s LGBT community

Tuesday, October 7, All day

All campuses

According to the Human Rights Council, “92% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth reported that they hear negative messages about being LGBT…the top sources are from schools, peers, and the internet.”

By wearing jeans or stickers on October 7 (in honor of National Coming Out Day), we are showing our fellow LGBT classmates and colleagues, in a very easy and visible way, that we are a supportive community.

The Diversity Office will be providing stickers symbolizing support. Stickers will be handed out on each campus through the Student Life coordinators.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office


Intersection of Faith and SexualityIntersection of Faith and Sexuality

Discussion with Chris Glaser

Tuesday, October 7
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Room 119

6-7:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113

Pastor, author, theologian, and activist Chris Glaser will discuss the larger context of the intersection of faith and homosexuality with an emphasis on Christianity and the Bible.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office and the Prince Frederick Campus Student Association


Spirit of Peru: Celebrating a CultureSpirit of Peru: Celebrating a Culture

Thursday, October 9
2:30 - 4 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC Building), Room 100A

Join us for a traditional Peruvian Marinera dance performance by La Decana Abelardo Gamarra dancers.

Traditional Peruvian cuisine will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office








Through my eyesThrough My Eyes: An Eye Opening Experience

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Thursday, October 16
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium (Room 206)

In a series of moving, intertwined interviews, over two dozen young Christians discuss their faith, their views on homosexuality, and the responses of their churches, friends, and families during their process of discovery.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office and Leonardtown Campus Student Association


Sexual Assault Awareness

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