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21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, Feb.12 through Mar.5

February 5, 2021

February is National Black History Month and though we encourage everyone to include Black and African American histories, perspectives, and experiences in our curriculum and programming throughout the year, it is also important to take time to reflect on our history and recognize the many contributions of Black and African Americans.

Throughout the month, we will share resources about the many Black and African Americans that have contributed to our world through their intellectual and artistic works. There are a number of events on https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ and we also invite you to participate in upcoming DEI events including the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. Please read on and register to join us.


21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

During the month of February, everyone at Pima Community College is encouraged to participate in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. We are working to build a community that thinks about equity in the ways we serve our diverse community and like any other practice or habit, it is important to build the foundation of knowledge. This challenge involves daily activities that help us gain a better understanding about equity, justice and inclusion. College leadership has already committed to participating in this challenge.

 Participation is easy, for 21 days you will do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, oppression and equity. Register for the on-line tool that will send you micro-actions via text or email and track your progress. You will be provided with suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, conversations and other actions. The College challenge will officially run from February 12- March 5, 2021 but you can start today.

Register

The 21-Day challenge was created by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., founder and director of the Privilege Institute and the National White Privilege Conference. He will be joining us virtually for a presentation and conversation on March 5, 2021 as we complete our 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. The challenge is to start this habit for 21 days, but our hope is that you will continue to build the habit of applying an equity lens to your work and life every day.


21-Day Racial Equity Building Challenge Events:

Kick Off to the Challenge

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 2:00-2:30pm

Learn about the challenge and register for the on-line tool to participate

Live via Zoom Register Here

 
Challenge Check-in

Friday, February 19, 2021 from 1:00-1:45pm

Talk with colleagues about how the challenge is going in small group discussions

Live via Zoom Register Here


21-Day Challenge Closing Event – Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr Keynote and Discussion

American is changing, are you ready?

March 5, 2021 3:00-4:30 pm

Live via Zoom Register Here

Keynote presentation and discussion with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr

This session challenges participants to examine their own biases, behaviors and belief systems. Additionally, they learn how to take action against hatred, bigotry, privilege and oppression. We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead?


Additional DEI Events in February:

The Importance of Language & Communication in Creating Inclusive Environments

February 15, 2021 1:00-3:00pm

Webinar with Dr. Anne Phibbs of Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Register Here

Many individuals and institutions are increasingly committed to using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens in all they say and do.  From the classroom to the staff meeting, from conversations to websites, we want to be certain that our language is inclusive and that we are communicating inclusion and belonging.  But it isn't always as simple as googling the right word to use.  Challenges can arise, like knowing when it's ok to ask about someone's pronoun or what to do when members of marginalized communities use different words to describe their identity.  In this interactive workshop, we'll learn best practices for inclusive language, how best to communicate authentically around DEI, and how to hold ourselves - and our colleagues - accountable for what we say and how we say it. 

White Men as Allies in the work of DEI

February 18, 2021 4:00-5:00pm

Register Here

Moderator: Dr. Daisy Rodriguez-Pitel Panelist: Michael Amick, Vice President of Distance Education, Dr. Denis Just, Physics Professor, and Don Harp, Fiscal Manager with Grant Services

Addressing and surviving racism, power, and privilege are staples of life in the U.S. for many minoritized communities. What role can/shouldWhite men play in addressing issues of equity?  Hear from three of our colleagues who identify as White individuals as they discuss what it means to be an "ally" in the work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.






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