Developing a more welcoming campus culture for Columbia College's Disproportionately Impacted (DI) student groups using events, professional development, and awareness opportunities.
Past Events - 2021
September- Columbia Inspires: Hispanic Heritage Month
May- Columbia Inspires: Current/Former Foster Youth
April- DEI Awareness Month
This month we are focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The following message is on the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office DEI webpage. "The California Community Colleges and the Board of Governors are committed to ensuring our faculty, administration and staff are reflective of our diverse student population to ensure we are supporting students toward the completion of their educational goals in an equitable manner. A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion enriches the vision of equity outlined in the Vision for Success and fosters an inclusive, anti-racist campus culture."
Please visit the following links to learn more about the DEI work that the Chancellor's Office has committed to.
See the Related Links to find more information about the DEI Committee of Columbia College.
March- Women's History Month
In celebration of Women's History Month, we turn an iconic image of women's equality and spin it into an artistic representation of equality among all women. Women from all backgrounds are represented and are depicted standing together in unity and strength. To learn more about Women's History Month, please visit:
Columbia Inspires: Come gather inspiration from local women in politics in honor of Women's History Month: Lisa Murphy, Colette Such, and Barbara Balen. Lisa Murphy is a Board Director for Tuolumne Utilities District and a Part-time Faculty at Columbia College. Colette Such is a Sonora City Council Member, and Barbara Balen is the Board President of the Tuolumne Utilities District.
February- Celebrating Black History Month
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Black History Month (African American History Month) grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Our theme for 2021 is “Know the Past, Shape the Future”. Join the Cultural Enrichment Committee as we take a virtual journey to the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. MoAD creates space for local artist. This unique gem is one of the few museums in the world exclusively focused on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures globally. Enjoy the journey and commemorate your virtual visit by downloading one of the free MoAD zoom backgrounds.