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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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Equity Summit 2020

 Friday, November 20, 2020 

8:00am - 12:30pm

 
Poster emphasizing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th – October 15th offering reading e-copy of 'Mexican in the making of America by Neil Foley'  and borrowing a copy of 'El Norte by Carrie Gibson' from an Ohio library
 

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
October 22
thru
December 17
5:00 p.m. Race And The Law - An Eight Week, Free Educational Series.  Sponsored by The Law & Public Safety Department - Register by emailing legalstudies@sinclair.eduClick here for flyer Zoom Room
December 3 10:00 a.m. 1966, The Year That Forced Integration In College Athletics - Presentation led by Michael Carter - Register here Zoom Room
December 9 10:00 a.m. The False Promise of Anti-Racism Books - Discussion led by Michael Carter on The Atlantic article by Saida Grundy - Register here Zoom Room
January 8 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.2) - "White Allergies?" with Matthew McConaughey- Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
January 12 1:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series: John Lewis: Good Trouble - Group discussion on this film led by Tom Roberts - Register here Zoom Room
January 13 10:00 a.m. The Violent Defense of White Male Supremacy - Discussion led by Jared Cutler on an article in The Atlantic by Ibram X. Kendi - Register here Zoom Room
January 14 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.6) - "White Parents Raising Black Children" with Aaron & Jamie Ivey + Kids - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
January 15 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.2) - "White Allergies?" with Matthew McConaughey - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
January 21 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.6) - "White Parents Raising Black Children" with Aaron & Jamie Ivey + Kids - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
January 26 2:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.8:Pt.1) - "National Anthem Protests" with NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell Discussion led by Michael Carter on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
February 1 2:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.8:Pt.2) - "National Anthem Protests" with NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
February 10 3:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Harriet - Group discussion on the life of Harriet Tubman, led by De'Shawna Yamani - Register here Zoom Room
March 11 2:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep9) - "A Conversation with the Police" with Police Officers from the Petaluma, CA Police Department  - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
March 18 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep9) - "A Conversation with the Police" with Police Officers from the Petaluma, CA Police Department  - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room

May 3
thru
May 7

10:00 a.m.
&
3:00 p.m.
Reflections of my Mother - Led 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 25 2:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  The Farewell - Group discussion on a film that sheds light on Chinese culture and philosophy, led by Meng Riddle - Register here Zoom Room
June 14
thru
June 18
10:00 a.m.
&
3:00 p.m.
Reflections of my Father - Led 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.