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The Challenge

We challenge you to foster a community that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity here at Sinclair and to:

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Michael E. Carter, Chief Diversity Officer
michael.carter@sinclair.edu | Building 12, Room 220 | 937-512-3883

Michele E. Marcum, Executive Administrative Assistant
michele.marcum@sinclair.edu | Building 12, Room 201 | 937-512-2164

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Sinclair Students


Banner depicting a sombre image of candles lit in the backround and a heading above the image stating 'LET NO HOLOCAUST VICTIM BE FORGOTTEN'.


HOLOCAUST AND HUMANITY CENTER VIRTUAL TOUR

 Thursday, April 22, 2021 

11:00 a.m.

Image depicting writing on a white background:  Holocost & Humanity Center by Nancy & David Wolf
 

 

Upcoming Diversity Events

In person diversity events have been canceled due to COVID-19. Available are remote diversity events. Or attend a podcast, TED Talks, or webinar!

All events are located on Sinclair's Dayton Campus and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Click here for driving directions to Sinclair's Dayton Campus and for parking information.

Event Date
Time
Event
Location
March 18
thru
May 6
5:00 p.m. Race And The Law - A virtual eight week, free educational series sponsored by The Law & Public Safety Department at Sinclair College - Register here  Zoom Room
March 23
thru
May 1
Varies Help Create A Community Of Well-Being - Re-Imagining America is hosting a series of free virtual community conversations to engage, listen, define and co-create a Community of Well-Being on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings
See Flyer for details - REGISTER HERE 
Webinars
April 3
&
May 1
12:00 p.m. Book discussion:  Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
Sponsored by Dayton International Peace Museum Book Club
Chapters 1-4 will be discussed on April 3rd; and Chapters 5-8 will conclude the discussion on May 1st 
Additional Information - Click here
Registration - Click here
Zoom Room
April 7
thru
April 30
Any time In Remembrance of the Holocaust, the Diversity Office invites you to view the film Operation Finale
Sinclair staff/students - Click here to stream the film for free
Streaming
April 14 2:00 p.m. What It's Like To Be Muslim In America - Discussion facilitated by Faheem Curtis-Khidr
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 15 10:00 a.m. Diversity Film Series: Queen Katwe - Discussion facilitated by Felicia Monroe on the 2016 biographical drama film directed by Mira Nair
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 16 2:00 p.m. Stronger Together - Presented by Sinclair's Music Student Association (SMSA) in collaboration with Sinclair Student Clubs
Additional Information - Click here
Register here for this free webinar
Webinar
April 19 12:00 p.m. Leadership Discussion Series: Entertainment - Facilitated by Jeff Price, moderated by Thomas Roberts, and featuring guest speakers, Debbie Blunden-Diggs and Willis Bing Davis
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 19 3:30 p.m. Collective Reflections on Equity - Conversation facilitated by Michael Carter and Amaha Sellassie
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 20 10:00 a.m. East Asian Culture Immersion Day - Celebrating Asian History Month
Zoom link and additional information - Click here
Zoom Room
April 20 4:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Coded Bias - This discussion is for Sinclair faculty and students only, facilitated by Trish Burke-Williams
Sinclair faculty/students - Register here
Zoom Room
April 21 3:00 p.m. Advocates Backlash - Discussion facilitated by Amber McCurdy
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 21 4:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Coded Bias - This discussion is for Sinclair faculty and students only, facilitated by Trish Burke-Williams
Sinclair faculty/students - Register here
Zoom Room
April 22 11:00 a.m. Holocaust & Humanity Center - A livestream virtual tour of the museum, Hosted by Sarah Schneider from the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, and Sponsored by Sinclair's Diversity Office
Free and open to the public - Register here
Webinar
April 22 1:00 p.m. People, Customs, Language, and Religion: How India Is Diverse In Itself - Presentation/discussion facilitated by Vandana Rola, Surinder Jain, and Swapna Purandare
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 27 11:00 a.m. Johanna Van Schagen, Holocaust Rescuer - Discussion facilitated by Thomas Martin
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 29 12:00 p.m. Why We Need A Black Women's Agenda - Discussion facilitated by Charmaine Webster, Founder and Board President for Black Girl Strategies: Womanish Projects
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 30 12:00 p.m. Trans: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability - A book read facilitated by Kathleen Gish
Sinclair faculty/staff only - Register here
Zoom Room

May 3
thru
May 7

10:00 a.m.
&
3:00 p.m.
Reflections of my Mother - Facilitated by Michael Carter.  Share a 10-minute story or memory of what your mother has meant to you. (Please choose only 1 session from the 10 sessions scheduled) Zoom Room
May 12 1:00 p.m. Let's End Ageism - Discussion facilitated by Carlina Figueroa, SPHR on the TEDTalk by Ashton Applewhite
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
 
May 25 2:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  The Farewell - Group discussion facilitated by Meng Riddle on the 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
May 28 1:00 p.m. Paris is Burning - Sponsored by Sinclair's SAGE Committee/Safe Space group - A discussion on the 1990 documentary directed by Jennie Livingston
Sinclair faculty/staff only - Register here
Zoom Room
June 3 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series: The Great American Lie - Discussion facilitated by Michael Carter and Amaha Sellassie on the 2019 documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
June 14
thru
June 18
10:00 a.m.
&
3:00 p.m.
Reflections of my Father - Facilitated by Michael Carter.  Share a 10-minute story or memory of what your father has meant to you. (Please choose only 1 session from the 10 sessions scheduled) Zoom Room

 
Podcasts:
TED Talks:
Videos:
Webinars:
 
 

Diversity T-Shirts

Diversity T-shirts

If you do not have a diversity t-shirt, please contact Michele Marcum at michele.marcum@ sinclair.edu.
 

2020 NIA Award Winners

Congratulations to the following people who were honored at the Celebration of Purpose NIA Awards and GospelFest held on Friday, February 28:

Staff Award:  De'Shawna Yamini

Student Award:  Daniel Peoples, III

Faculty:  Vonya Lewis-Thornton

Diversity Champion:  Melissa Ward

Community Service:  Jenell Ross

The NIA Awards Ceremony is held annually to showcase, celebrate and nurture achievements in creative arts, academics, mentorship, and leadership by Sinclair staff, faculty, students and community members.  NIA is one of the highlights of Sinclair's African-American History Month observances.

31 Days of Women 2020

Congratulations to the 31 Women of Sinclair recognized in 2020 who help make Sinclair the great place that it is. 

We encourage you to see the diversity in all of the women presented and think about how the world could be so much better if we celebrated and supported women on a consistent basis. 

The following is a list of the 31 Women of Sinclair recognized in 2020:

  • Marita Abram
  • Rahme Ashour
  • Margaret Bailey
  • Joyce Barnes
  • Kandise Bobo
  • Carol Bonner
  • Nika Commodore
  • Michelle Cox
  • Jennifer Custer
  • Angela Fernandez
  • Gracie Gregory
  • Amy Hartman
  • Becky Jantonio
  • Deena John
  • Candi Jones
  • Sonya Kirkwood
  • Annette Koronowski
  • Valerie Mayfield
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Julie McDaniel
  • Gina Mills
  • Dara Moore
  • Jadine Rafi
  • Dawna Remecus
  • Susan Smith
  • Sandy Specht
  • TyAnn Stewart
  • Jennifer Tallman
  • Renata Waters
  • Korrin Ziswiler

What Matters Most
Our Goals, Values and Beliefs

BECAUSE WE DO NOT WALK IN THE SAME SHOES... WE HAVE DIVERSE NEEDS

Mission:

Sinclair College strives to see and acknowledge each student, faculty and staff member as an important contributor to our belief in equity for all.

Vision:

Sinclair will be viewed as an institution that is welcoming to all, as evidenced by a climate of acceptance and inclusiveness among faculty, staff and students.  Everyone will understand the importance of cultural competency and embrace their role as global citizens.

Values:

  • Differences celebrated and essential to our success
  • Respect for every individual
  • Excellence in all that we do
  • Accountability for our roles, responsibilities and actions
  • Environment of support and inclusiveness

We Will:

  • Work to cultivate and maintain a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus climate for everyone who chooses Sinclair as a destination to study, work or meet.
  • Strive to attract, retain and graduate a diverse student body, representative of the communities we serve.
  • Strive to attract and retain a diverse and culturally competent staff and faculty that is representative of the communities we serve.
  • Set the standard, provide the support and drive individual accountability to everyone within Sinclair for respecting and contributing to an environment that is diverse, inclusive and equitable in its treatment of all people.