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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.
Image by K. Kendall (originally posted to Flickr as Audre Lorde) [CC by 2.0]

America's Diverse Cultures

 

 

  

Diversity Calendars and Celebrations

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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

New Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer named

ACC Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Faculty Librarian / Assistant Professor

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Alexander Speetzen
Contact:
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
Contact:
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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