Diversity and Civility Week
Join us for Community College of PHiladelphia's Diversity and Civility Week from April 7 - 11, 2014.
Schedule of Events
Monday, April 7, 2014
Elaine Del Valle
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Room C2-28
Named 2013 “TRENDSETTER” at the Multicultural Media Forum, Soulfrito Arts Foundation “Inspiring Artist,” CNN “Woman of Note” and New York Times “Triumph,” Elaine Del Valle has enjoyed a lucrative voiceover and commercial career for over a decade. Striving to free herself from the industry’s commercial label, she wrote and developed her solo show and coming of age story, “Brownsville Bred,” which won the 2012 HOLA Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Elaine will discuss issues that continue to impact Latinos and others, and present three episodes of the comedy web series Reasons Y I’m Single.
Interview on Entre Nosotros with Elaine Del Valle
12 – 1 p.m. | Room B1-25
Elaine Del Valle
2 – 4 p.m. | Room C2-28
A discussion of issues that continue to impact Latinos and others. Elaine will present three episodes of the comedy web series Reasons Y I’m Single.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Room C2-28
Rev. Tommy Forester serves as the College Connect Pastor where he oversees the College Connect Ministries of the Epiphany Fellowship Church. He is passionate about seeing multiethnic college ministries thrive in and throughout the urban church. His discussion informs and produces change in all avenues of life on campus, in the community and around the globe.
1 – 2:15 p.m. | Room S2-12B
The President’s Diversity Council will discuss diversity and civility, and what it means to them with regard to the College Community, and engage faculty and staff in the discussion.
2:45 – 3:30 | Room C2-11
Students and staff will write their feelings about diversity and civility on T-shirts, which will then be displayed throughout the week.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Understanding and Managing Conflict
Will Miller, Counseling Center
9 – 10 a.m. | Room C1-17
Conflict is often viewed negatively, but it can be a catalyst for positive change and a route to greater awareness. And when approached in a respectful, positive way, conflict provides an opportunity to strengthen the bond between two people or groups. In this presentation, we’ll define conflict, consider how conflict is important and learn how the environment around us influences conflict. We’ll also explore the five styles of conflict resolution.
How You Doing?
Rhonda Simpson, Library and Learning Resources
1 – 2 p.m. | Room C2-28
At the College, we like to hear “HOW YOU DOING?” Join us and share your experiences at the College.
Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
Derrick Perkins, project director, Center for Male Engagement
3 – 4:15 p.m. | Room C2-28
This session will look at the challenge of student attrition beyond the data in a holistic manner from student, faculty and administrator perspective. Concepts such as a fixed or growth mindset, how it influences the way professors instruct, and how students learn and persist will be explored.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Disability Etiquette Program
9 – 10:15 a.m. | Room S2-12C
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a discussion of disability etiquette appropriate for interactions among all members of the College community.
Lovella Calica, Director
3 – 4:30 p.m. | Room C2-11
This interactive event is hosted by Warrior Writers, a veteran-focused community arts organization that offers free workshops for veterans to explore creativity. In this session, we will explore veterans’ experiences using artwork as a way to open up conversation and promote understanding. We will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ways to have healthy interactions between veterans and civilians. Both veterans and civilians are encouraged to attend.
Friday April 11, 2014
Creating a Culturally Affirmative Environment
All sessions will be held in the Winnet Student Life Building Coffeehouse.
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Session I: Beginning the Conversation
A light breakfast will be served.
12 – 2 p.m.
Session II: Community Needs and Understanding
Lunch will be served.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session III: Planning for a Culturally Affirming Environment
Light snacks will be served.
Diversity and Civility Week is presented by the President’s Diversity Council. President’s Diversity Council Subcommittee: Pamela A. Gallimore (Chair), Gilberto Gonzalez (Co-Chair), Rhonda Simpson (Co-Chair), Simon Brown and Ronnie Kalczewski.