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Associate Vice President 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
Robbie Morganfield
rmorganfield@csmd.edu
301-870-3008 ext. 4742
La Plata Campus, Room BI 205

 

 

 

Institutional Equity and Diversity Previous Events

The Clothesline Project:
T-shirt Design and Exhibit

April 13-17
2:30-4 p.m.

Leonardtown Campus, April 13, 12-4 p.m., Lawn

La Plata Campus, April 14, 10 a.m. –2 p.m. and 5– 7 p.m., Campus Center (CC Building), Room 100A

Prince Frederick Campus, April 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Flagship Building, Lobby

 

 

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts with graphic messages and illustration that will be designed by students, faculty, staff, and community members and exhibited on all three CSM campuses. Through this exhibit, we will bring awareness of the impact of physical violence to women, to celebrate a woman's strength to survive, and to provide an avenue to break the silence that surrounds these experiences.

Sponsored by:
Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with:

  • Center for Abused Persons
  • Charles County Commission for Women
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter
  • Marjorie T. Lancaster, Chapter #84, Order of the Eastern Star
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Eta Omicron Sigma Chapter
  • Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of the Links, Inc.
  • La Plata Campus Student Association
  • Leonardtown Campus Student Association
  • Prince Frederick Campus Student Association

Surviving Sexual Assault

April 14, 2015
La Plata Campus, 2:30-4 p.m., Center for Business and Industry
(BI Building), Room 113E

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in conjunction with the Clothesline Project, the Institutional Equity and Diversity Office presents author and survivor, Yvonne Medley, who will share her personal story of abuse, survival, and triumph.

Sponsored by:
Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with:

  • Center for Abused Persons
  • Marjorie T. Lancaster, Chapter #84, Order of the Eastern Star
  • Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of the Links, Inc.

Human Rights for Women and Girls
With Malika Saada Saar

Tuesday, March 3
2:30-4 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Campus Center (CC Building), Room 100A

Join us to hear activist Malika Saada Saar, the Executive Director of Rights4Girls, discuss their efforts focused on the human rights of marginalized young women and girls in the U.S.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with: Integrative Learning Center


Is Africa My Home?
The Debate About the Colonization of Maryland Blacks in the 19th Century

UPDATED! Tuesday, March 10
2:30 - 4 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Business Classroom (BU Building), Room 105

Join us for this lecture by Dr. Debra Newman Ham as she reviews the history of the American Colonization Society, whose purpose was to settle free people of color in Africa. Dr. Newman Ham offers an opportunity to explore issues of race and examines reactions of African Americans to colonization.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office


Cathay Williams and the Buffalo Soldiers
An Oral History Presentation

Thursday, March 12
2:30-4:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building, Room 113

Join us to learn about the Buffalo Soldiers and specifically about the first African-American female Buffalo Soldier, Cathay Williams. Posing as a man under the pseudonym William Cathay, she served fornearly two years before being medically discharged.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with:
CSM Veterans Organization
Greater Washington DC Chapter of the 9th & 10th Calvary Association (Buffalo Soldiers)


Jefferson Presents a Spiritual Journey:
Songs and Spirituals from Slavery to Emancipation

Friday, February 13
8 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Room 206, Auditorium

"I’m going to tell you a story. Africa’s story. America’s story. A universal story. Mankind’s story…."

This mesmerizing performance includes narration and songs tracing the
history of the African American from pre-slavery through emancipation.
Jefferson’s piano and vocals leave the listeners captivated, emotionally
moved, and spiritually uplifted.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with: Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division



Jeffersons Presents a Spiritual Journey

Narissa Bond Performs In Celebration of Black History Month

Thursday, February 19
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Room 206, Auditorium

Narissa Bond is the 2009 winner of the Hampton Roads Portfolio Awards for best album and best song with her recent release, "Three Words." Ms. Bond’s vocal style has been compared to Joni Mitchell, and her songwriting styles range from traditional folk, jazz, and blues to contemporary folk and pop.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with: Leonardtown Campus Student Association



Narissa Bond

Hip Hop and the New Race Conversation with Author Bakari Kitwana

Thursday, February 19
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus
Building A, Room 123

Join us as we hear from youth empowerment author, activist, and educator, Bakari Kitwana, as he discusses how our national conversation about race is out of date and how hip hop is the key to understanding how things are changing.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with:Prince Frederick Campus Student Association




Hip Hop and Civic Engagement with Author Bakari Kitwana

Thursday, February 19
6-7:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E

Join us as we hear from youth empowerment author, activist, and educator, Bakari Kitwana, as he discusses how the force of hip-hop leadership and groups like the League of Young Voters, the Hip-Hop Congress, the National Hip-Hop Political Convention, the Hip-Hop Caucus and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network are becoming our next generation of activists and political organizers at the forefront of increasing youth involvement in electoral politics.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with: Integrative Learning Center




Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 24

2:30 - 4 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus
Building A, Room 122

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

Join us to hear the story of a New England family that discovers their ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Family member, James DeWolf Perry, will be on the Prince Frederick and La Plata campuses to discuss his experience and answer questions on this powerful film.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office

In partnership with: Prince Frederick Campus Student Association



Traces of the Trade

World AIDS Day

World Aids Day

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

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