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Equity Week 2021

“Bridging Generations: UNIFYING Conversations, Communities, and Culture"

Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 9, 2021

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The Office of Equity and Inclusion proudly presents our first virtual Equity Week!
This year's theme is "Bridging Generations: Unifying Conversations, Communities, and Culture." We have an action-packed week that includes programs and performances conducted by our students, faculty, and staff. 

Monday, April 5

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Official Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
Rico Newman
Dr. DeRionne Pollard - President
Sharon Bland - Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student and Employee Performances

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Honoring Indigenous Land
Rico Newman 

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Radical Inclusivity: Providing Language Access to Our Multilingual Community
Carolina Galeano - MCTV Producer/Director
Jimmy Nguyen - Recruiter
Heidi Russell-Kalkofen - International Student Coordinator
Karla Silverstre - Director of Community Engagement
Vanessa Zambrano - Strategic Content Producer

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Let's Talk: Debunking the Model Minority Myth and Responding to Asian-American Stereotypes in the Classroom


Tuesday, April 6

12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
PACEI Group Five Presentation and Addendum
Nancy Newton
Mitch Tropin
Sharon Bland

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Black Male Student Enrollment and Outcomes: A Five-Year Snapshot
Dr. Arlene Blaylock - Chair, Institutional Review Board and Director, OIRE
Scott Poese - Research Analyst, OIRE

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
African- American Walking Tour
(limit of 25 registrants)
Anthony Cohen


Wednesday, April 7

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pronoun Usage and LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
Sharon Anthony - Chair, English and Reading, Germantown Campus
Chip Gladson - English and Reading Faculty
Dr. Lucy Grinnell - Acting Manager, Writing, Reading, and Language Center, Rockville Campus
Dr. Elysse Meredith - Manager, Writing, Reading, and Language Center, Germantown Campus 

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
PACEI Group Three and Four Presentations
Christopher Moy
Angela Lanier
Akhter Chowdhury
Jennifer Ray

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Excellence in Equity Awards Ceremony
Donna Kinerney
Sharon Bland

3:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Employee and Student Performances

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Beyond Diversity: Steps for Uprooting Racism, Privilege and Institutional Inequity
Tim Wise
Question and Answer Session facilitated by Dr. DeRionne Pollard


Thursday, April 8

12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. - 12:45
PACEI Goals One and Two Presentations
Milton Nash
Brandon Wallace
Lucy Grinnell
Karen Penn de Martinez
Tilandra Rhyne

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student and Employee Performances

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Art of Mindfully Communicating About Race and Racism
Lee Mun Wah

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Meditation and Debrief

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Skin Bleaching and Blacks: A Worldwide Epidemic
Dr. Ufuoma Abiola - Senior Director for Academic Advising and Career Development at Parsons School of Design, The New School

Friday, April 9

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Let’s Talk! Campus Stigma and Its Impact on Morale 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
How To Be An Anti-Racist

Hosted by Andrae Brown and MC Students


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