The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion will cap a semester of successful events and educational activities on Wednesday, May 6th, at the third annual “Taste of Culture: An Exploration of Our World”.
The event begins at 2:30 pm at the Walter Markiewicz Community Room and 2nd floor Welcome Center atrium on the campus.
An educational forum will focus on the experiences of refugees and immigrants who have re-settled in the US. Judy Gough, Director of Catholic Charities‘ Migration, Refugee & Immigration Services and Alison Stratton, Refugee Health Coordinator for the CT Dept. of Health will be featured speakers at the forum. They will be joined by an international panel of Capital students who will share their personal journeys.
From 4 to 5:30 pm there will be an “international potluck” with dishes contributed by faculty, staff and students to celebrate the College’s diversity.
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsored two well-attended April conferences including the 3rd annual “One of Us, All of Us Women’s Conference” that focused on “The Many Faces of Domestic Violence” and a Beyond Challenges “Diffabilities”forum addressing issues of disabilities and using “People First Language.” Congratulations to the organizers and participants in these events.
Serving on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee are Co-Chairs Marie Basche and Minati Roychoudhuri, Karlene Ball, Helena Carrasquillo, Kathy Herron, Josiah Ricardo, Grigoriy Shvayetskiy, Marcus Lawson, Linda Domenitz, Gail Gardner-Baxter, Rita Kelley, John McNamara, Jennifer Thomassen, Amy White, Derrick Curry, Guillermo Muhlmann and Marisol Malave.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee activities this year were funded in part with support from the Capital Community College Foundation’s 21st Century Fund.