STCC Diversity Events

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2005 - 2006

  • Yo Soy Latina, Sponsored by AHSS, reception by Student Activities and Diversity Council -100
  • Development of Diversity Council -Chair Myra D. Smith & Louisa Davis Freeman
  • Development & Implementation of President's Charge
  • Development of Diversity Mission Statement
  • Diversity Meet & Greet -December 2005
  • Dick Gregory February 1, 2005 - 500
  • Rosa Parks Day-December 1, 2005-Sponsored by School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Tony Brown - February 2, 2006 - 500
  • Soul Food Luncheon -February 21, 2006  Talented Teens Catholic Stepping Group
  • Frederick Douglass IV, May 1, 2006

2006 - 2007

  • Cornbread & Platanos -September 27, 2006, sponsored by Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences & Ovations, reception by Diversity Council - 100
  • Diversity Council - Chair-Myra D. Smith
  • 2nd Annual Rosa Parks Day December 1, 2006 (Mrs. Diane Patrick & Rhea McCauley), Diversity Council and School of Arts Humanities & Social Sciences 200
  •  Dance Theatre of Harlem -February 1, 2007 -300
  • Four Ladies of Springfield Reception -February 7, 2007
  • Soul Food Jazz Luncheon-Joe Sallins Guest Artist- February 26, 2007
  • Community Partners Program - March 22, 2007
  • Open Pantry-Jazz Celebration March 24, 2007
  • September 28, 2007 -The Ibraham Gonzalez Trio in Portal, A Journey in Poetry with Music- Sandra Maria Estevez and Ibrahim Gonzalez sponsored by: School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences & Ovations, reception by Diversity Council -100
  • Diversity Website - launch 2006

2007 - 2008

  • Diversity Council - Chairs (Arlene Rodriguez & Bob Dickerman 2008)
  • Creation of Diversity through the Arts Program - Alvin Ailey II October 25th & 26th
  • (November 2007-City Stage) 2-day event-Nat. Kick-off of their world-wide tour. 940
  • 3rd Annual Rosa Parks Day Event -November 20, 2007-Rodnell Collins & Peter Bailey (nephew of Malcolm X) February 2008 (collaboration with Arts, Humanities & social Sciences) portrait unveiling of Malcolm X by guest artist-T.Charron 100
  • Diversity Speaker series
  • Funded Artist reception for Larry Slezak February 2008
  • WTCC/Bob Marley Speaker Series in collaboration with WTCC radio station
  • (funded reception for Dr. Julius Garvey, Dr. Toussaint King Hill & Roger Steffens) -February 23, 2008 (300 in attendance)
  • Gail Marquis-Women's Basketball Olympian-February 28, 2008 collaboration with the Business Dept. -75
  • Funded Soul Food Luncheon-February 29, 2008
  • Ragan Whiteside-Artist Series & reception - February 29, 2008
  • Langston Hughes Event --Artist Series-Ron McCurdy- March 6, 2008, collaboration English department. (100 in attendance)
  • Red Velvet Signature Reception - March 7, 2008 (collaboration Unity First & Amer. Heart Assoc.)
  • 1st Annual Women's High Tea-March 25, 2008, Celebration of Women's History Month
  • The Respect Project - UMass collaboration with George Faison & Maryann Lombardi-(May 2008) (500 in attendance)
  • Men's Basketball Reception 2008
  • Development of Sankofa award (Maggie Richardson, Larry Slezak, & Joan Thomas) -February 28, 2008
  • Marketing strategies for recruitment/enrollment-Director of Marketing
  • New Public Relation Strategies-Director of Public Relations
  • Diversity hiring in key departments
  • Advertising in diverse publications (Unity First, La Prensa, Point of View)
  • Distribution of diverse publications around campus
  • Collaborations with area schools (elem., middle and high) for participation in events
  • Collaborations with area businesses and agencies for sponsors and participation in various events.
  • Purchase Diversity Teaching materials
  • Purchase and donate Diversity books to Library and Springfield Schools

2008 - 2009

  • JoSallins -January 23, 2009, The Legacy Continues- Jo Sallins, Magdalena Gomez, Tony Vacca, 1000 in attendance
  • Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny, sponsored by School of Arts and Social Sciences, Diversity Council and Student Activities September 26, 2008 100 in attendance
  • Nikki Giovanni - October 31st, 2008 Keynote Speaker& book signing (1500 in attendance, 26 schools) 1500 in attendance
  • 4th Annual Rosa Parks Day event -December 5, 2008 (150 in attendance)
  • Juan Williams - February 12, 2009 - Keynote Speaker& book signing 1000 in attendance
  • Ken Ford (Electric Violinist) Concert & Soul Food Jazz Luncheon -February 27, 2009 -500 in attendance
  • Mass Women's Day, White Ribbon Campaign Feb.12th w/ Commonwealth of Mass.
  • National Acrobats of China, sponsored Diversity Council Members & students March 9, 2009(15)
  • Think Respect project, co-sponsor with Student Support Services, March 27, 2009
  • 2nd Annual Women's High Tea, March 31, 2009
  • Black Nurses Association of Western Mass.  March 28, 2009, co- sponsor event, purchased seats to support the event Anne-Mistivar Payen
  • Morris Dees - April 16th 2009 - Keynote & book Signing
  • Heart of A Man - Men's Celebration- sponsored by Diversity Council and American Heart Association
  • Spanish American Union 40th Annual Gala - September 25, 2008 Sponsored table
  • No Child - October 1, 2008-(sponsored table for Diversity Council Members w/NCCJ)
  • Resurrection - October 19, 2008-NCCJ (STCC students taken to play)
  • Resurrection-November 12, 2008 (served as moderator with President Rubenzahl for Youth Night at Hartford Stage (NCCJ Board participation)
  • Sweet Honey & the Rock - November 1, 2008 (Diversity Council members)
  • 10th Annual Spirit of Women Conference - Dr. Mimi Guarneri - "The Heart Speaks Are you Listening"- Mass. Mutual Center
  • Alvin Ailey event with UMass, sponsored Diversity Council Member & students (32)
  • NCCJ - Jonathan Kozol presentation October 6, 2008
  • Titicut Follies-April 3, 2009((Arts, Hum.Soc.Sci)
  • NCCJ- Racial Disparities in Children's Health April 7, 2009 WNEC -Partners for a Healthier Community-(Nursing Dept. Dean)
  • Pride March-May 2, 2009
  • Hoop City Jazz Festival - Jul 4, 5th & 6th 2009

2009 - 2010

  • Implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion brochure into the College community Fall 2009:
  • -brochures given to Trustees, sponsors and community agencies
  • -distribution of brochures to students at the New Student Orientation August 15, 2009
  • -distribution of brochure to faculty at the Opening Faculty meeting on
  • Distribution of the booklets and pens with logo of Diversity and Respect Matter (management team-August 17, 2009)
  • Distribution of pens and conversation with faculty about the Respect project.
  • Implementation of the Cultural Competency Course-taught by Elms College
  • Diversity Speakers Series event- The Minority Reporter October 8, 2009 (
    •  8:30 High School Students (200)
    • 11:00  College Community (125)
    • 6:00 p.m.   Community (80)
  • Angela Burt Murray _"Essence" magazine -Women of Color Reception (50) October 9, 2009 (75)
  • Rosa Parks Day, December 1, 2009
  • Traces of the Trade:  Story from the Deep North November 19, 2009, Windsor,Ct.-NCCJ Partnership program (Faculty)
  • Chloe Arnold (Tap Dancer) February 11, 2010 (400) day & evening
  • RFK_Journey to Justice - UMASS Fine Arts Concert Hall (staff, Fac. & students)
  • NuDirexion-Soul Food Jazz luncheon February 25, 2010 (300)
  • Dr. John Francis (Planetwalker) March 11, 2010 (125)
  • Ashong - Five Year Anniversary Celebration - April 8, 2010 (300)
  • NATARAJ- Indian Performing Arts Dancers - April 15, 2010 (75)
  • Dr. Abbie Goldberg - April 27, 2010-Changing Face of American Families & Creating more sensitive/appropriate service for LGBTA persons (160)
  • Women's Tea-March 30, 2010: speaker Dr. Carol Leary Baypath College & Yvonne Williams (Author & Cancer Survivor)
  • Traces of the Trade film showing/Partnership CCGS &NCCJ-March 31, 2010
  • Heart of A Man -April 30, 2010

2010 - 2011

  • New Student Orientation -August 14, 2010 (800 +)
  • Diversity Welcome Reception for Employees- August 25, 2010 for new hires(40)
  • Michael Patrick MacDonald - October 1, 2010 ( 500 + and 70 evening)
  • Sponsor Reception Next Level Conference October 1, 2010 (40)
  • "Bilal's Stand" - October 14, 2010 (150 morning & 75 evening)
  • "Soulfege" - November 5, 2010 (200 morning & 40  evening)
  • Michael Eric Dyson - February 10, 2011 (1000 morning event)
  • Naturally 7 - March 23, 2011
  • Development of Cultural Competency Course- Baystate & STCC
  • American Heart Association Women's Conference -February 15, 2011
  • Urban League Annual Dinner (3 - attended February 16, 2011)
  • Westfield State College-"Nuttin but Strings"-(8 attended) (March 5, 2011)
  • Women's Fund Conference ( 6- attended March 8, 2011)

2011 - 2012

  • New Student Orientation - August 12 & 13, 2011 ( 800 +)
  • Diversity Welcome Reception for New Hires - August 31, 2011 (23 new hires)
  • Introduction of Diversity Council New Colleague Mentor Program-August 31, 2011
  • Initiation of Diversity Think Tank series:
    • September 14, 2011 - Brooks Fitch .E. B. DuBois Center
    • October 20, 2011 - Dr. Marcia Cantarella -Educator/Author
    • January 26, 2012 - Chancellor Keith Motley-UMass Boston
    • February 16, 2012 - Dr. Maria Torres - Mauricio Gaston Institute
    • March 29, 2012 - James Morton -Hartford YMCA
  • Initiation of BALSA & Alpha Partnership - September 14, 2011
  • Kyle Hausmann-Stokes - October 19, 2011
  • John Quinones- November 9, 2011
  • Chief Justice Roderick Ireland - February 17, 2012
  • America Ferrera - March 7, 2012
  • The Sax Pac - March 22, 2012
  • Sponsor Next Level Conference - October 2, 2011 (prof. dev. Staff)
  • Hispanic Heritage Gala - Sponsor October 6, 2011
  • Entrepreneurship Event - Diversity table October 6, 2011
  • Martin Luther King Celebration - January 14, 2012 (6 participants)
  • Urban League Dinner (March 6, 2012 -10 participants)

2012-2013

  • Nicholas Kristof - October 23, 2012
  • Susan L. Taylor - February 5, 2013
  • Soul Food Luncheon - February 28, 2013
  • Women's Tea - March 28, 2013
  • Steve Pemberton - April 11, 2013 _ Young Men's Retreat
  • Pieces of a Dream - April 25, 2013
  • Think Tank Series:
    • Alpha Oratorical Students - October 18, 2012
    • Kim Williams - Interim Diversity Officer - November 29, 2012
    • Ira Rubenzahl - February 21, 2013, March 14, 2013

Training:

  • NCBI Training-Diversity Council & Consortium with system-wide community colleges
  • NCCJ Training -September 2007
  • Diversity Summit at Holyoke Community College May 16, 2008
  • White Privilege Conference-April 4- 6 2008
  • NCORE - May 31- June 4 2010
  • NCORE - May 26- 30th 2008
  • Minority Access September 2007
  • Women in Higher Education Conference - annually since 2006
  • Next Level Professional Development Conference October 4, 2008
  • CEED Legacy Project -Undoing Racism, March 5th-7th Baystate Med. Center
  • ADA Training - May 5, 2009, Ken Tashjy, General Counsel
  • Respect & Ouch Training Project-Management & Trustees May 2009
  • Cultural Competency Course - October 2009 - December 15, 2009 Elms College/Partnership
  • NCORE Conference - June 1 - 5, 2010 Potomac, MD.
  • Diversity Inclusion Conference - June 11, 2010 - Presenters from the Diversity Council (HCC)
  • Management Training Program-June 30, 2010 -presented by NCCJ

Community Participation

  • Northeastern-Race Relations on New England Campuses-Nov. 15th & 16th, 2006
  • Spirit of Women -
  • Women's Fund Event - Greek Cultural Center 2008
  • Urban League Dinner - annually
  • Puerto Rican Cultural Center Annual Dinner
  • Spanish American Union 40th Anniversary Dinner September 25, 2008
  • Blues in our Blood - Taj Mahal & Carole Fredericks Springfield Museums -March 15, 2008
  • Health Equity Learning Community
  • Next Level Women of Color Conference- October 10, 2009
  • Dafnis Prieto-UMass Fine Arts Center-October 22, 2009 (15 Faculty, Staff, & Students)
  • The DMH, School of Arts, Hum & Soc. Sci. and West. Mass. Mental Health Comm.
  • Co- Sponsorship of: African American, Black and Latino Communities: Faith, Spirituality and Natural Supports in Recovery- October 27, 2009
  • Olive Tree Books-n-Voices 5th Anniversary-Log Cabin Dr. Steve Perry November 1, 2009
  • Bill T. Jones-UMass Partnership, November 5, 2009 (fac., staff & students)
  • Russian Ballet-Symphony Hall-Brattleboro Retreat-Mental Health sponsored program -November 15, 2009 (staff & students
  • Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast in conjunction with Wesley Methodist Church, Sheraton Hotel January 16, 2010
  • 97th Anniversary Urban League Dinner-Chez Josef, February 1, 2010
  • Westfield State College Speakers Series-Staff and Students to Step Afrika, February 2, 2010 and February 4, 2010, Michael Eric Dyson
  • RFK:Journey to Justice - February 23, 2010 UMass Partnership
  • Black Grace Dance Company - March 9, 2010  UMass Partnership
  • Danny Glover event-(10)Westfield State College- April 2010
  • Desmond Tutu Convocation (34 faculty and staff) April 20, 2010 AIC
  • Greg Mortenson -April 29, 2010 Westfield State College (6)
  • Pride March - May 8, 2010 Northampton, MA.
  • Hispanic Foundation Annual Dinner Mtg. May 14, 2010
  • NCCJ Annual Dinner-Chez Josef June 16, 2010 (4)
  • Caribbean Festival 2010 STCC
  • Carl Joseph Walker-September
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Business Breakfast December 6, 2010
  • American Heart Association Educational Forum - February 15, 2011
  • Urban League Annual Dinner - February 16, 2011

Community Partnerships

  • American International College
  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • African American Women in Higher Education 2008
  • Baystate Health
  • Black Men of Greater Springfield
  • Black Nurses Association
  • Central High School
  • City Stage
  • Department of Health & Human Services-City of Springfield
  • Domestic Violence Center
  • Dunbar Community Center
  • Elms College
  • Martin Luther King Community Center
  • Mass Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mass Mutual Center
  • Men of Color Health Awareness 2010
  • Men's Resource Center
  • McDuffie School
  • National Conference on Community Justice
  • People's Bank
  • Point of View
  • Puerto Rican Cultural Center
  • Putnam High School
  • Renaissance School
  • Springfield City Hall/Mayor's Office
  • Springfield College
  • Springfield Schools
  • Unity First
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Western New England College
  • Westfield State College

Community Vendors

  • Olive Tree Books
  • Ashanti Chocolat & Other Fine Collectables

Recognitions

  • WFCR nomination for the 2010 WFCR Arts & Humanities Award for Outstanding Organization