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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Welcome

Focuses on specific aspects of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity, creed, and socioeconomic status

  

Photo: Audre Lorde "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."  -- Audre Lorde
Our Dead Behind Us Quotes. goodreads. Lorde, A. (1994).  Our Dead Behind Us: Poems. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
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America's Diverse Cultures

Diversity Calendars and Celebrations

National Day of Racial Healing

January 19, 2021

          National Day of Racial Healing 1-21-21           

The American Library Association (ALA) is joining forces with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's (WKKF) Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) enterprise to engage our member community in racial healing as an opportunity to broaden and deepen our personal and joint commitment to social justice in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Read the ALA Proclamation for 2020.

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"Dedicating a month to a certain part of the population is the government’s way of making the group feel that its history, heritage and struggles are recognized by the nation. Jason Low, a publisher focused on books promoting diversity said 'At best, ethnic heritage months increase awareness for a finite amount of time. Once the month has ended, the very problem that the given heritage month was designed to address resets itself, and 'those books' are put away and ignored for another year.'"

Heritage months may play an important role in "looking inward and educating the... community that American history is also their own history." Even if a heritage month doesn't "live up to the dream that some people had...we’re better off having such a month than not having it.'" ​Guttman, N. (2015, May 30). Why does no one care about Jewish Heritage Month? Forward

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Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at ACC

ACC Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

EDI at ACC

Accessibility Services   There is a Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office at each campus.  If you have a disability, contact Accessibility Services at the campus that's most convenient for you.

African-American Cultural Center  The African-American Cultural Center at the Eastview Campus strives to increase understanding in the ACC and Central Texas communities of the culture, history and contributions of African-Americans.

Latino/Latin American Studies Center "El Centro"   The Latino/Latin American Studies Center, also known as El Centro, is an inter-disciplinary, college-wide Center supporting Latino and Mexican American studies. It strives to increase understanding in the ACC and Central Texas communities of the culture, history and contributions of Latinos.

LGBT eQuity at Austin Community College   Founded in 2015, the LGBT eQuity Committee strives to educate faculty, staff and students on the issues that impact the LGBTQIA+ community to better support them at ACC and works to create lasting systemic change at ACC by revising policies and providing robust support networks by hosting LGBTQIA+ events.

Faculty Librarian / Assistant Professor

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Alexander Speetzen
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Faculty Librarian / Assistant Professor
Highland Campus
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752
alexander.speetzen@austincc.edu
512-223-7387

Faculty Librarian/Assistant Professor

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Lynda Infante
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Faculty Librarian / Assistant Professor

Riverside Campus Library
Austin Community College
1020 Grove Blvd
1st Floor, Room 1108
Austin, Tx 78741

lynda.infante@austincc.edu
512-223-6181
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