Los Medanos College understands that we must address systemic inequality through deeper learning and unlearning, commitment, and action.
Read President Kratochvil's message on Fighting Systemic Racism & Inequality
Read the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) position on racial violence and systemic racism
Resolutions from our Constituents
Read 4CD Governing Board Resolution No. 22C: Resolution to Endorse Community and Public Safety Engagement in Social Justice ReformRead LMCAS Board Resolution No. 8: Resolution for the Support of LMC's African American Students Read LMC Classified Senate Anti-Racism Resolution
The Academic Senate for California Community College adopted Resolution *3.01 F20, "Support The Anti-Racism Pledge".
Our district Academic Senates have committed to work collaboratively toward ending institutional racism to make our campuses more welcoming and equitable for all CCCCD students, employees, and community members. We encourage you to read and commit to taking a stand supporting our Anti-Racism efforts.
Los Medanos College Will:
California Community College Equity Leadership Alliance
In June 2020, Los Medanos College joined with 60+ community colleges to participate in the USC Race and Equity Center's "California Community College Equity Leadership Alliance." Our institutional commitment is to participate in the monthly eConvenings focused on racial equity, data, and action.
Abbreviated List of eConvening Topics
- Accountability and Incentives for Advancing Racial Equity
- Confronting Explicit Acts of Racism and Racial Violence on Campus
- Creating Equitable Pathways to Leadership Roles for Employees of Color
- Disaggregating Data to Identify Racial Inequities
- Eliminating Racial Disproportionality in Student Transfer Rates
- Fostering and Sustaining Inclusive Classrooms for Students of Color
- Hiring and Retaining Faculty of Color
- Implementing AB 705 and Other Legislation in Equitable Ways
- Meaningfully Integrating Race Across the Curriculum
- Opposing the Erasure of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans
- Productively Resolving Racial Tensions among Black and Latinx Classified Employees
- Recruiting and Strategically Diversifying Staff at All Levels
- Strategic Planning for Racial Equity
- Using Survey Data to Improve Campus Racial Climate
Virtual Equity Resource Portal
Additionally, all employees of the College gain access to the USC Race and Equity Center beginning Fall 2020. Downloadable equity-related rubrics, readings, case studies, videos, slide decks, and conversation scripts will be included in the portal and accessible to all employees at member colleges.
We commit to a year-long series of Professional Development across the District to address racism, anti-blackness, and to develop equity and anti-racist frameworks. You can access this resource through the InSite Portal.
Part II: Writing Our Own Liberation
CORA Black Minds Matter Webinars
LMC Library African American Studies
Revealing White Privilege and Healing Racial Trauma, Part 1
Three Climate Surveys
Los Medanos College will administer the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC), which has been administered to more than 500,000 students at colleges and universities in every geographic region of the United States. Beginning the 2020-21 academic year, we will administer the student survey in year one, faculty survey in year two, and staff survey in year three.
Campus Town Hall
The first 2020-21 College Assembly was a Racial Justice Town Hall jointly hosted by the LMCAS Student Senate, Classified Senate, and Academic Senate in partnership with the President’s Office.
Future Racial Justice Town Halls will be held throughout the 20-21 academic year.
Building upon our deep commitment to values, we will act to dismantle systems and rebuild an environment in which we:
- Achieve equitable success for all students
- Provide a diverse and equitable academic and cultural environment for all members of the LMC campus community
- Institutionalize equity throughout the College
The State Chancellor’s Office has presented a "Call to Action" against systematic racial injustice and anti-blackness on community college campuses across California.
African Heritage Month 2021 Event Recordings - Presented by CCC
The Origins of African Heritage Month - February 11th, 2021
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
A Guide to Equity and Anti-Racism
Students Speak Their Truth about Transfer: What They Need to Get Through the Gate
Mental Health Resources
44 Black Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive In This Country
Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
"Los Medanos College supports and stands with the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. We condemn all violence, harassment, and discrimination against the API community, and denounce the rise in anti‐Asian attacks that has occurred since the beginning of the COVID‐19 pandemic." - President Bob Kratochvil
Read President Kratochvil's message on Affirming Support for the API CommunityRead Chancellor Reece's message on Rising API Violence
Anti-AAPI Violence Webinar
“Silence is Violence: Unpacking and Addressing Anti-AAPI Violence,” brought to you by THE COALITION: A2MEND, APAHE, and COLEGAS
View Zoom Recording: Silence is Violence: Unpacking and Addressing Anti-AAPI Violence
About the Event and Current Context:
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the deliberate actions of some political leaders, inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric has put Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities at risk. Despite public outcry, and increasing racism against AAPI individuals, some of our nation’s leaders continue to choose nomenclature for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), such as the “Chinese Virus” and the “Kung Flu,” which adversely impacts and endangers the lives of the most rapidly growing ethnic group in the country. Accordingly, this has led to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, assault, and other hate crimes (including killings).
There has been a surge of xenophobic violence against Asian American and Pacific Islanders, with 3,795 documented anti-AAPI hate incidents across the country between March 19, 2020 and February 28, 2021. We recognize that many more go unreported. We further recognize that these issues are not entirely new, as AAPI communities have been subjected to violence, discrimination, and stereotyping throughout U.S. history.
The Coalition recognizes that anti-AAPI prejudice is one form of systematic racism that continues to permeate our nation, and in all its institutions. Together, we will work to activate every member of our organization to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination and assaults on Asian American and Pacific Islander persons, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism. Thank you for joining us in this critical dialogue.
Courageous Conversations: Support for the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community
On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, Student Life, LMC API Network, Wellness Counselors, and Equity & Inclusion held a safe space for the LMC Community to share, listen, and support each other as a community.
To view the presentation resources, click the image above, or download here!
Asian Mental Health Collective
STOP AAPI HATE: provides reports, press releases, and resources to the API community including a multilingual incident reporting tool.
Huffington Post: This Is What No One Tells You About Being Asian In America In 2021
CNBC: How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence