sdce in focus

SDCE in Focus Town Hall Meetings

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Social Justice in Action

Called to action by the national Black Lives Matter movement following the horrific murder of George Floyd and too many others, SDCE is holding a series of critical, penetrating discussions via Zoom to help create an understanding of, and offer insight on how we meaningfully and productively move forward. You are invited to participate, listen, and learn how to best support students, faculty, staff, and our SDCE community.

Compassionate Communication: Cultural Humility, Equity and Transformation

Presenter: Dr. Veronica Keiffer-Lewis & Associates, Allied Path Consulting

Intended Audience: SDCE Faculty and Staff

Part 1: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12-1:30 p.m.

A space to discuss how equity is activated around us at this moment; and how we can create a deeper sense of understanding, connection, and compassion, also talk about opportunities to shift systems in ways we have not experienced before in our lifetimes.

Part 2: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12-1:30 p.m.

We continue the conversation and discuss how we can “try on” communication strategies to nurture a compassionate conversation with our colleagues.

The Community Voice: Courageous Conversations about Education

Moderator: Genevieve Jones Wright, JD, Executive Director, Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance

Inspirational Moment: Reverend Alyce Smith Cooper, Arts Activist, Author

Presenters: April House, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D, President, San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees

Randy Ward, Ed.D., Executive Director, Teach for America San Diego

Luke Wood, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

Intended Audience: SDCE Faculty, Staff, Leadership, Community Activists and Stakeholders

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12-1:30 p.m.

The ECC Historic Preservation Committee and BAPAC, are focused on education and how we bring justice, equity, and progress in education to our communities. We hope to help our institution name and frame the impediments, and chart pathways to move forward. Sponsored by the SDCE Foundation.

Narrative Therapy: How to use poetry and creative writing as an outlet for expression and healing

Presenter: Nate Howard, Movement BE

Intended Audience: SDCE Students

September, date and time to be announced

Taking the time to “just be” with each other and process national events through a guided activity. After George Floyd's death, protests were held globally against the use of excessive force by police officers against black suspects and lack of police accountability.

As part of these efforts, Professional Development is creating a list of resources to further SDCE’s commitment to equity and inclusion. This information will soon be available online. Please stay tuned.

Thank you to the Academic Senate and Classified Senate for showing their commitment to equity and inclusion by putting forth a resolution and for their support of this series.

Recorded SDCE in Focus meetings

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