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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

Disabilities and the Inclusive Society

Tuesday, October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E

There is no gravity in space, so does an astronaut need to be able to walk? Does a teacher need to see? Which attributes are essential to a job; which are merely helpful? The progress in civil rights achieved by people with disabilities--visible in the curb cuts, ramps, and wheelchairs we see everywhere--continues to raise social questions. This lecture by Michael Franch addresses the complex issues confronting our changing society. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Institutional Equity and Diversity Office; In partnership with College of Southern Maryland Disabilities Support Services

Disabilities and the Inclusive Society

Dia de Los Muertos

Face and Skull Painting and Screening of Calling Home the Dead

Thursday, October 30, 2:30-4 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 103/104

Join us for the Mexican celebration for the Day of the Dead with a skull painting activity, have your face painted, and enjoy a Mexican feast while watching Calling Home the Dead, a documentary about this unique holiday and its importance in Mexican culture. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Institutional Equity and Diversity Office; In partnership with La Plata Campus Student Association

Dia de Los Muertos

Ally Network Training with Dr. Michael Kocet

FOR STUDENTS: Creating Student Allies for a Welcoming and Inclusive Campus for LGBTQ Students

Thursday, October 30, 2:30-4 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 103

An ALLY education training, awareness, and support for CSM students. Participants will also discuss methods of developing and implementing effective programs on campus to raise awareness around LGBTQ issues. Refreshments will be provided.

 

ALLY Network Training

FOR EDUCATORS: Creating Communities and Schools of Care and Pride: Providing Affirming Services for LGBTQ Youth

Thursday, October 30, 5-8 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E

This interactive session is for community members, civic leaders, and educators within the K-12 system and will be focused on contemporary issues affecting LGBTQ youth. Practical strategies and resources for dealing with bullying and creating a “safe place” for youth in our schools and communities will be provided to participants. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to diversity@csmd.edu.

 

ALLY Network Training

FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Campus for LGBTQ Students

Friday, October 31, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Business Classroom Building (BU), Room 117

A half-day ALLY education, awareness, and training program for members of the faculty and administration. Participants will learn about contemporary issues facing members of the LGBTQ community within the context of higher education. Participants will engage in small group and large group discussions throughout the session. They will receive practical strategies and resources aimed at helping create a “safe place” for our students. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to diversity@csmd.edu.

Sponsored by Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage Book Discussion

Thursday, November 4, 2:30-4 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 104

Join us for a book discussion on Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz. Dr. Cicero Fain will provide an overview and lecture on how these two heritages united in their struggle to gain freedom and equality in America. Prior reading is preferred, but not required to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

Black Indians

Piscataway Connections

Opening Ceremony: Monday, November 10, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113)
Featuring Piscataway Conoy Tribal Dancers and Drum

Exhibit: November 11 - 14, Tuesday - Thursday, 12- 8 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Besche Oil Conference Room (Room 124)

Speaker Series
Piscataway Conoy Traditional Era: Brenda Harley, Piscataway Conoy Tribe
Tuesday, November 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 104

Overview of Post-European Contact: Diana Harley, Piscataway Conoy Tribe
Wednesday, November 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 104

Recent Piscataway Conoy Archeological Evidence: Dr. Julia King, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Thursday, November 13, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 104.

The exhibit and events are co-sponsored by the Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland, Accokeek Foundation, Charles County Public Schools, and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.

Piscataway Connections

Intersection of Faith and Service

Tuesday, November 18, 2:30-4 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC Building), Room 100A

Join us for Rev. Dr. Aaron Jones, a local pastor and veteran, as he discusses the dynamics of serving in the United States Armed Forces during times of deployment, and the impact it has on a soldier’s faith. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Institutional Equity and Diversity Office; In partnership with the College of Southern Maryland Veterans Organization

Intersection of Faith and Service

Sexual Assault Awareness

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