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Diversity on Campus

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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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
September 24 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
September 24 11:00 a.m. A Matter of Respect - Presentation/discussion led by Larry Lindstrom regarding "Preferred Pronouns" - Register here Zoom Room
September 25 2:00 p.m. We Can't Ignore This Issue: How To Talk With Students About Racism - Discussion led by Pamela Chambers, M.S.Ed., LSW on an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Beth McMurtrie - Register here Zoom Room
October 9 10:00 a.m. What You Need To Know About Women's Suffrage - Discussion led by Lisa Mahle-Grisez on the YouTube video by NowThisNews - Register here Zoom Room
October 9 2:00 p.m. How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: Speak Up When It's Hard - Discussion led by Pamela Chambers, M.S.Ed., LSW on an article in The chronicle of Higher Education by Francie Diep - Register here Zoom Room
October 12 12:00 p.m. History vs. Christopher Columbus - Discussion led by Derek Petrey on the TED-Ed by Alex Gendler - Register here Zoom Room
October 14 12:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  The Peanut Butter Falcon - This session is for students only.  Discussion on this film will be led by Lorrie Spivey, PsyD, NCC, LPC - Register here Zoom Room
October 15 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.7) - "Race vs. Religion" with Carl Lentz, Hillsong Church - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
October 15 5:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  The Peanut Butter Falcon - Discussion on this film will be led by Lorrie Spivey, PsyD, NCC, LPC - Register here Zoom Room
October 16 1:00 p.m. What You Need To Know About Women's Suffrage- Discussion led by Lisa Mahle-Grisez on the YouTube video by NowThisNews - Register here Zoom Room
October 21 12:00 p.m. Systemic And Institutional Racism Under The Law- Presentation/discussion led by Myla Cardona-Jones, J.D. - Register here Zoom Room
October 21 1:00 p.m. Unpacking Racism: Bridging the Gap - Workshop led by Taylor Curtis - Register here Zoom Room
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
November 2 11:00 a.m. Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me - Discussion led by Alicia Schroeder and Tony Bryan on the book by Charlamagne Tha God.  Register here Zoom Room
November 5 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.7) - "Race vs. Religion" with Carl Lentz, Hillsong Church - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
November 9 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.3) - "Seeing Color" with Chip & Joanna Gaines + Kids - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
November 10 2:00 p.m. Help Veterans By Taking Them Off The Pedestal - Discussion led by Becky Jones on the article in The Atlantic by Alex Horton.  Register here Zoom Room
November 18 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (Ep.3) - "Seeing Color" with Chip & Joanna Gaines + Kids - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TED Talk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here Zoom Room
December 3 10:00 a.m. 1966, The Year That Forced Integration In College - Presentation led by Michael Carter - Register here  

 
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.