Montgomery College is working to create a culture of equity, inclusion, civility, accessibility, kindness, trust, and respect for human dignity for all students and employees. Join us on social media to share your experience of belonging at MC. Use #YouBelongHere and tag @mctvsocial (click here for more information)
"I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance, and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, “Me, too."
Jason Collins, former professional basketball player
"It takes no compromise to give people their rights ... it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression."
Harvey Milk, politician, and activist
"The more I’ve been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can’t really pick it apart. It’s all intertwined".
Megan Rapinoe, professional soccer player
"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free".
Barack Obama, former president
"I am a strong, Black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better".
Brittney Griner, a professional basketball player
"As an international student from India who serves as the treasurer of the Rockville Student Senate, I believe that the definition of diversity and inclusion includes me, a woman of color, in the conversation."
Richa D' Mello
"Diversity means having a group of people with different strengths and weaknesses. Inclusion is being surrounded by students and professors who want to see others grow and further their education. "
Franz Quijano, Surgical Technologist Major
"When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us."
Ava DuVernay, Filmaker, Television Producer
"Diversity means you can walk in a room and know you can meet new and welcoming people. However, inclusion takes a step further. Not only does the opportunity exist to belong, but people take an interest in you and your ideas."
Stephanie Gallo Krasnoff, Marketing Specialist
"Inclusion and fairness in the workplace... is not simply the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do."
Alexis Herman, Politician/first African-American to hold the position of Secretary of Labor
"The fact that societies are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious is good. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness."
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
"Diversity and inclusion is an effort to create a space where everyone feels accepted and welcomed and can be their authentic selves. Both diversity and inclusion are essential for groups to be able to achieve their full potential. Montgomery College does an excellent job of creating a space for its students and employees and one of the main reasons that I feel at home here. "
Kimberly Jones, Director of Student Life, Takoma
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What to post on social media?
Choose one of the statements below. Write a brief post. Then choose a picture of yourself or record a short video, less than one minute. Post on social media and tag @MCTVsocial on Instagram and Twitter or Montgomery College Television - MCTV on Facebook. Use #YouBelongHere
- Share an experience of belonging at MC
- Tell us why you belong at MC
- Tell us why you find MC welcoming
- Share with us how you found acceptance at MC
- Tell us what made you feel you belong here