Campus community invited to Social Justice Series
President Becky Rowley sent an email invitation to the campus community on Jan. 28 stating:
I’m excited to share news of an important SFCC online series, “Honoring Our Relationships Through Solidarity.” I encourage you all to attend and be part of the dynamic exchange of ideas that will guide us through the future. Please accept this invitation to keep it in your calendar. The session is a keynote address from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7. You will be able to join here: https://youtu.be/CESKIVV8vvk
I welcome all SFCC students, faculty and staff members to participate.
The series funded by Title V was developed by a subcommittee of the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee. This series dovetails with last spring’s employee Professional Development Day that explored many ideas regarding anti-racism and equity.
The “Honoring Our Relationships Through Solidarity” series will allow everyone to take a deeper dive into these concepts. A distinguished team from the University of New Mexico (Shiv Desai, Ph.D.; Nancy López, Ph.D.; Leola Paquin, Ph.D.; and Vincent Werito, Ph.D.) will launch the series with a presentation that will be followed by several opportunities in the following weeks for you to participate in dialog to identify systems of exclusion and oppression at SFCC, develop a framework that helps identify systems of oppression and explore the role of data in dismantling systems of exclusion and oppression at SFCC.
On MySFCC you will find a Social Justice Series web page (login required.) You can access the page from MySFCC by clicking on the “Social Justice Series” button in the Resources section or the “Social Justice Series” menu item. This page will be updated with links for the online events. You’ll also see the full schedule and speaker bios.
We want everyone at SFCC to watch the initial presentation and to provide input in the subsequent conversations. Student voices are vital to these conversations, so please encourage our students to attend.
I appreciate you taking out the time from your busy schedules to be part of this process. I am also excited to share that you will be able to earn a digital badge (PDAC Social Justice Series badge) by attending the entire series. No registration is required. This digital noncredit badge can be earned by employees or students and could be useful to add to your résumé for future employment.
Thank you all for your ongoing commitment to equity at Santa Fe Community College.
Photo: Vincent Werito, Ph.D.