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Equity & Inclusion - Advocacy, Events and Resources

Group of happy students

 

Dear LMC Community,

 

You may recall that, during our All-College Meeting on Opening Day, we announced a new initiative to promote an environment of inclusion and civility within our campus community. As I mentioned that day, the campaign – organized by our Office of Equity & Inclusion and Marketing & Media Design Department – centers around a rather simple, yet important, concept: treating people with dignity, understanding, and respect. It is a timely notion, given the divisive discourse and contentious climate that has been observed and experienced across the country. The campaign also complements District Resolution 1-S, which denounces hate and violence and affirms our institutional commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.

 

Beginning today, you will see representations of this initiative throughout the College, with banners and other visuals that reinforce these core principles.  The images were designed by Gabriella Santos, a student intern in the Marketing & Media Design department.


This campaign follows in the footsteps of other inclusion-based, equity-focused efforts at LMC, such as: the CUE Initiative; the IDEA Committee; Student Equity Plan activities; Equity-Focused Professional Development; the EEO Committee; and Equity Core Team Leadership Training.  Many of you have led and engaged in this work over the years – whether in a formal capacity, in your classrooms and departments, or in your daily interactions with students and colleagues.  That commitment and advocacy represents the best of the heart and spirit of Los Medanos College, and exemplifies the values above depicting “A Community of Respect.”


The “Respect” banners are just one part in a series of future events being developed to foster inclusion and civic engagement.  More information will be forthcoming over the course of the semester, and details will be shared campus-wide and posted on the Equity in Action page.


Bob Kratochvil, Ed.D.

President