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Equity Week

EQUITY WEEK APRIL 10 - 14, 2023 

Culture of Care:
"Face it, there is no eqUity and Inclusion without U & I, embrace it."

Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, 2023

The Office of Equity and Inclusion proudly presents Equity Week 2023:
Culture of Care: "Face it, there is no eqUity and Inclusion without U & I, embrace it."
We are programming an action-packed week that includes programs and performances conducted by our students, faculty, and staff. Sessions will help individuals develop and apply personal and professional practices that build an inclusive environment, equitable student success rates, and employee career growth and fulfillment.
Please check back often for new programs/sessions, times, and registration information.

Monday, April 10

12:00 p.m. 
Equity Week Opening
Welcome by Dr. Williams 
Review of Equity and Inclusion Work
Update on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers (TRHT) by Dr. Tia McNair
Register Here for the following events:
Equity Week Kickoff,
PACEI Lunch, and/or the Culture of Care Presentation

Virtual Link
and/or in-person at: Germantown Campus, Bioscience Education Center, 151-152

12:45 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.
PACEI Update and Lunch
Germantown Campus, Bioscience Education Center, 151-152

1:30 p.m.
Culture of Care Presentation 
by Parker McMullen Bushman
Moderated by Leah Allen and Jim Sniezek
Germantown Campus, Bioscience Education Center, 151-152

6:30 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Dinner, Keynote Remarks, and Fireside Chat Career Series
Guest Speaker Dr. Mason Mason
Education Leadership and Learning Executive, Apple, Inc. 
Q&A moderated by Dr. Kimberly Bloch-Rincan
ignITe Hub in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s 2023 Equity Week.

Register Here for dinner and the in-person and virtual sessions

Tuesday, April 11

9:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Antiracism Training: The Journey Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Institution 
Register in Workday

10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Taking Action on Racial Equity and Justice
This session is an opportunity to learn how you can be a part of the movement and create opportunities for ongoing conversations about racial equity and justice in your community. 

igniTe Hub
Mannakee Building, Room 55
Rockville Campus

12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
HSI Taskforce Panel/Briefing and Lunch (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

(Please RSVP for Lunchnew window)

Science Center West, Room 301
Rockville Campus

1:15 p.m.
Disability Awareness Presentation:
“Unpacking Disability: Disability to Diverse Abilities”
by Lobna Ismail
Moderated by Karla Nabors
RSVP Required - Registration Link
Science Center West, Room 301
Rockville Campus

2:00 p.m.
Faculty Presentation
“Decolonizing Curricula”
Hosted by Professor Eurae Muhn, English and Reading Department
Location information coming soon






Wednesday, April 12

10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Racial Healing Circle with Karla Silvestre
RSVP Required: Registration Link
Mannakee Building, Room 102, Rockville Campus

10:00 a.m.
Faculty Presentation:
“Actualizing MC’s Federal Designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).”

Virtual Link
Presented by Hoa Nguyen, Nghi Nguyen, and Dr. Shinta Hernandez 

 2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Presentation
“Quality Assurance: Inclusive Course Design and Delivery for Equity”
Hosted by Marcy Jackson, Distance Learning Program Coordinator, ELITE 
Location information coming soon

4:30 p.m.
Excellence in Equity Keynote Guest Speaker - Freddy Shegog
Moderated by Dr. Shinta Hernandez

Register Here for the Excellence in Equity Keynote, "Real Talk" with Freddy, and the Equity Awards Ceremony

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 2 (CU208)
For map, use: 931 King St. Silver Spring, MD 20912

5:30 p.m.
Excellence in Equity Awards Dinner:
“Real Talk” Session over dinner

(RSVP required for dinner - see reservation link above)

6:45 p.m.
Excellence in Equity Awards Ceremony:
2023 Hoffman-Schulsinger Excellence in Equity Awards and 2023 Employee Awards
Dr. Jermaine F. Williams and Trustee Kenneth Hoffman Moderated by Sharon Wilder 

Virtual Link 
Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 2 (CU208)


Thursday, April 13

Closing Activities
These activities are supported by MC Wellness.
Massage and Relaxation Therapy 
All employees are eligible to participate in MC Wellness yoga classes. Employees must complete the Wellness Enrollment Forms, available on the MC Wellness Website, to participate. The classes are open to students as well. Students must complete a waiver on site. For questions contact
Yoga Classes:

  • Germantown, 12:15 pm, BE 160 (Joan)
  • Rockville, 12 pm, PE121 (Allison)
  • TPK, 12:15 pm, ST302 (Latonya)
  • CT, 1:30 pm, BOT Gallery (Allison)

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Healing Circle with Karla Silvestre
RSVP Required - Registration Link
Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center, Room 301
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

4:30 p.m.
Dinner for Healing Circle Participants

Friday, April 14

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Safe Zone Training
Lunch provided
Mannakee Building, Room 124
Rockville Campus
Register through Workday