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Institutional Equity and Diversity
Robbie Morganfield
Program Coordinator, Diversity Institute
La Plata Campus, Room CC205

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April 25, 2015
9 a.m.– 1 p.m.

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata Campus
8730 Mitchell Rd.
La Plata, MD 20646


Civil Rights Act CelebrationLocal Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act


7- 8:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E

Dr. Cicero Fain, associate professor at the College of Southern Maryland, will moderate the panel of local community members and their families who will recount the activity in the Civil Rights Movement in Charles County, Maryland.



Creative Expressions Content Rules and Entry Form2015 Creative Expressions Contest

Sponsored by Diversity Institute and the Charles County NAACP

CONTEST THEME: "All for Justice and Equality"

The Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland in partnership with the Charles County NAACP Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast is holding a Creative Expressions Contest. The contest theme is "All for Justice and Equality" and is for Charles County K- 12 students, and students at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus. There are various categories of submission; Art, Essays, Spoken Word, and Digital Media that can be selected. Submissions will be taken up until December 8, 2014.

The winners will be recognized at the January 19, 2015, Charles County NAACP Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast.

This Creative Expressions Contest is open to all students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools, and to students attending the College of Southern Maryland.

Winners will be chosen in each of the following categories:

  • I. Kindergarten thru 5th grade. [Artwork and Essay]
  • II. Middle School…6th thru 8th grade. [Artwork and Essay]
  • III. High School…9th thru 12th grade. [Essay, Digital Media, Spoken Word Poetry]
  • IV. College of Southern Maryland student (La Plata Campus) [Essay, Digital Media, Spoken Word Poetry]

When I Walk Documentary Screening and Discussion"When I Walk" Documentary Screening and Discussion

October 27, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E

In recognition of October being Disability Employment Awareness Month, Join the Diversity Institute in the Documentary Screening and discussion of "When I Walk"; Jason DaSilva’s hard-hitting record of his daily battle with primary-progressive multiple sclerosis is really an exploration of creeping immobility.

From the moment his legs gave way during a 2006 Caribbean vacation, to the film’s improbably upbeat 2012 conclusion, Mr. DaSilva, a successful documentary filmmaker and just 25 when he received his diagnosis, ruthlessly chronicled his disarmingly rapid decline.

Our discussion on multiple sclerosis will be led by Laura Polk, Chair of the Health Science Division at the College of Southern Maryland.

2014 Unity in OUR Community Forum

The Diversity Institute would like to thank all who attended the Unity in OUR Community Diversity Forum on Saturday April 12, 2014 at North Point High School, Waldorf, MD.

Diversity Institute LogoSpecial thanks to the following.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Sarah Simmons, Fox 5 TV News Anchor

Guest Speaker: Dana M. Jones, President and CEO, United Planning Organization

Event Sponsors:

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Maryland Humanities Council
  • Shoppers Food Warehouse

Community Sponsor:

  • College of Southern Maryland

Diversity Institute Advisory Council Members:

  • Arinbe Technologies, Inc.
  • Charles County Board of Commissioners Charles
  • County Board of Education Charles County Government
  • Dion Communications
  • Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.
  • PFLAG of Southern Maryland
  • Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Zonta Club of Charles County

Other Partners:

  • ARC of Southern Maryland
  • Air Force ROTC Students from Henry E. Lackey High School
  • American Indian Cultural Center
  • Bullied But Unbroken, Inc.
  • Charles County Chamber of Commerce
  • Charles County Humane Society
  • Charles County Library System
  • Charles County Branch of the NAACP
  • Charles County Public Schools
  • Charles County Sheriff’s Office
  • College of Southern Maryland, Student Government Association
  • Dunkin Donuts, 2040 Crain Hwy, Waldorf location
  • Interfaith Community Connection
  • Leadership Southern Maryland
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • Melwood Charles County Operations Center
  • Shabach Evangelistic Ministries
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
  • Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
  • University of Maryland
  • Charles Regional Medical Center
  • United Way of Charles County
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter



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