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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:

Contact Icon Contact Info:

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 | 937-512-2161

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy

 
 

Three photos of Sinclair students in a row. Three asian international study students stand in a row with their arms around each other smiling. Two female students from the hijab day show off their veils, one pink and one blue with orange flowers. Two african american male students are throwing basketballs into a hoop, while the crowd behind them cheers.


Poster depicting an eight week, free educational series: RACE AND THE LAW - Thursdays October 21st - December 14th from 5:00pm - 6:50pm via Zoom - Register by emailing: Legalstudies@Sinclair.edu - Sponsored by The Law and Public Safety Department At Sinclair
Colorful poster stating: Life Without Limits - Inclusive Community - Disability Awerness Month
 
Poster depicting National Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15-October 15
 

DEVELOPING BLACK URBAN AGRARIANISM: USING FOOD TO ADVANCE CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY

October 20, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.

 
 
Poster depicting a photo of guest Speaker: Brittany D. Jones, PH.D. - Dr. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from The Ohio State university, and a Master's degree in Urban Planning from Wayne State University; and is currently an instructor at the University of Toledo's (Utoledo) Department of Geography and Planning. Her research focuses on the Geography and Development of Black urban agrarianism with emphasis on spatial analysis. She also works on projects dealing with food access, quality, and affordability, especially in Black/African communities
 

 

Upcoming Diversity Events

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

List of "Upcoming Diversity Events" date, time, events with respective locations
Event Date
Time
Event
Location
September 14
thru
November 2
5:00 p.m. Race & History: 1619 and Beyond - A free virtual 8-week educational series sponsored by the History & Black Studies Departments at Sinclair College
Open to the Public
Registration - Sign-in here
Flyer - Check it out
Zoom
October 1
thru
October 22
12:00 p.m. Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating A Welcoming and Inclusive Environment For the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum - A 4-part training session for Sinclair faculty and staff.  Please plan to attend all 4 sessions: Zoom
October 8
thru
October 16
Various She Kills Monsters - A Sinclair Theatre Presentation by Qui Nguyen
Additional information - Click here
Purchase tickets - Click here
Sinclair Dayton Campus
Building 2 - Blair Hall Theatre
444 W. Third Street
Dayton OH
Driving & Parking info
October 15 1:00 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Month: What's it all about? / Mes nacional de la herencia hispana: ¿de qué se trata? - Discussion facilitated by Derek Petrey
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here

PLEASE NOTE:  The start time of this discussion has been changed from 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Zoom
October 19
OR
October 27
OR
November 3
Various

Introduction to Genealogy - Three in-person sessions facilitated by Barbara Williams, Genealogy Expert.   Click here for details
Seats are limited, please choose only 1 session:

  • Session 1:  October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
    Community members - Register here
     
  • Session 2:  October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
    Community members - Register here
     
  • Session 3:  November 3, 2021 - 11:00am-1:00pm
     Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
    Community members - Register here
Sinclair Conference Center
444 W. Third Street
Dayton OH
map to location
October 20 11:30 a.m.

Developing Black Urban Agrarianism: Using Food to Advance Cultural Sovereignty - with guest speaker, Brittany D. Jones, Ph.D. 

This is a FREE event and opened to the public - Flyer

To attend in person with Dr. Jones - Email michele.marcum@sinclair.edu (limited to the first 40 people)

To attend the virtual webinar - Register here

Webinar
October 21 1:00 p.m. Religion, Culture, and Practices of Jainism & Sikhism: Origin and Key Facts - Discussion presented by Puneet Joshi and Surinder Jain and moderated by Vandana Rola
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom
October 21
thru
December 16
5:00 p.m. Race And The Law - A free virtual 8-week educational series sponsored by The Law & Public Safety Department at Sinclair College
Click here for Registration information
Zoom
October 26 2:00 p.m. Our American Journey - A 1-hour private group tour and facilitated discussion with Michael Carter.  Limited to 10 people
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Sinclair Dayton Campus
Building 7 - Library-001
444 W. Third Street
Dayton OH
October 28 11:00 a.m. Our American Journey - A 1-hour private group tour and facilitated discussion with Michael Carter.  Limited to 10 people
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Sinclair Dayton Campus
Building 7 - Library-001
444 W. Third Street
Dayton OH
October 29 12:00 p.m. Film discussion:  Paris is Burning - Facilitated by Lajmar Anderson and Stephanie Brooks
Sinclair faculty/staff only - Register here
Zoom
November 3 10:00 a.m. The Fall of Rome All Over Again? - Discussion facilitated by Michael Carter
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom
November 4   Diverse Reads & Resources for Growing Lifelong Readers - Hosted by OhioNET.  Opened to the public and FREE to OhioNET members and anyone with a Sinclair email address
Click here for REGISTRATION and information
Webinar
November 7
thru
November 30
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Mon-Fri)
Weekends by Appt
Atlas of Dayton: A City in Progress - On-site exhibition combining graphics design and data to visualize Dayton's inequities. Created by Misty Thomas-Trout, graphics designer and Professor at U.D. Sinclair Community College
John E. Moore Building 20
220 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Dayton OH

map and directions
November 7
thru
November 30
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Mon-Fri)
Weekends by Appt
Redlining Exhibit - On-site interactive exhibition exploring ways in which discriminatory practices have been manifested through the actions of corporate entities refusing or limiting loans that have impacted specific geographic areas and urban core neighborhoods Sinclair Community College
John E. Moore Building 20
220 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Dayton OH
map and directions
November 8 4:15 p.m. Kristallnacht - Virtual discussion with Renate Frydman, Ph.D., and Lisa Lefstein-Berusch from Facing History and Ourselves.  FREE and open to the public!
Click here for Details and Zoom Login
Zoom
November 12 8:00 a.m. SAVE THE DATE!  Equity Summit - Vestiges of Redlining: Boundaries and Barriers: Invisible and Visible
Registration link will be provided soon
Zoom
November 16 3:00 p.m. The Fall of Rome All Over Again? - Discussion facilitated by Michael Carter
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom
November 17 1:00 p.m. Blue Lives Matter: Identity and the Internet - facilitated by Jennifer Stevens, Ph.D.
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom
November 19 12:00 p.m. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens the Democracy by Cathy O'Neil - Book discussion facilitated by Jasmine Roberts
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom
January 27
&
February 3
9:00 a.m.
or
11:30 a.m.
or
3:30 p.m
SINCLAIR BOOK READ:  The Sum of us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together - You are invited to participate in discussion sessions of Heather McGhee's best-selling book. Registration is limited to 67 people per session, and each session will consist of two days. PLEASE REGISTER ONLY ONE SESSION FOR EACH DAY:

DAY 1 - JANUARY 27 (Chapters 1 thru 5) DAY 2 - FEBRUARY 3 (Chapters 6 thru 10)
Zoom
February 4
thru
February 6
  SAVE THE DATE! - 2022 Black Unity Conference - Featuring guest speaker, Heather McGhee, author of the NYT bestselling book The Sum of Us Sinclair Community College
March 3 3:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Hillbilly - A FREE in-person viewing of the documentary followed with a Q&A session facilitated by Nora Stanger
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Sinclair Conference Center
444 W. Third Street
Dayton OH
map & directions

 
Podcasts:
TED Talks:
Videos:
Webinars:
 
Educator Videos:
 
  • ABBOTT, Deborah A.
    A National Genealogist, specializing in African American research, manuscript collections and genealogy methodology
     
  • BHUIYAN, Rais
    Motivational Speaker, Human Rights Advocate, Peace Activist, Post 9/11 Hate-Crime Survivor, Founder & President, World Without Hate
     
  • CATCHINGS, Tamika
    Retired Professional Basketball Player with Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
     
  • GEE, Jayson
    Division I College Basketball Coach
     
  • GLAUDE, JR., Eddie
    New York Times Bestselling Author & Chair of Princeton's Department of African American Studies
     
  • GRANDIN, Temple
    American Scientist and Activist
     
  • HAYGOOD, Wil
    Accomplished Journalist and Award-Winning Author
     
  • HENDERSON, Jeff (Chef Jeff)
    Award-Winning chef, New York Times Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker, Formerly Incarcerated Person
     
  • KING, Gilbert
    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Devil in the Grove
     
  • KNIFFLEY, JR., Steven
    Black Male, Clinical Psychologist, Professor, Author, Speaker, and Advocate for Marginalized Populations
     
  • LEIFER, Carol
    Author, Award-Winning Writer, Actress, Stand-Up Comedian
     
  • LINDSEY, Treva
    Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University
     
  • MALVEAUX, Julianne
    American Economist, Author, Social and Political Commentator, and Businesswoman
     
  • MANZANO, Sonia
    American Actress, Screenwriter, Author, Speaker and Singer-Songwriter
     
  • MORRIS, Monique
    Author, Social Justice Scholar, Filmmaker
     
  • PEMBERTON, Steve
    Best Selling Author, Philanthropist, Acclaimed Speaker, and Senior Level Executive for the likes of Monster.com, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Workhuman
     
  • PILGRIM, David
    Professor, Orator, and Human Rights Activist
     
  • SELLERS, Bakari
    CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer, & Activist
     
  • SMITH, Kemba
    Author, Advocate, Speaker, Survivor, Formerly Incarcerated Person
     
  • WEBSTER, Charmaine
    Founder and Board President for "Black Girl Strategies: Womanish Projects"
 

Diversity T-Shirts

Two Diversity T-shirts. One black shirt says inside a speech bubble: Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance! The second shirt is gray and says inside a speech bubble: Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

The Diversity Office is giving away over 40 XL t-shirts  on a first come basis.  If you would like one, send an email to michele.marcum@sinclair.edu and a shirt will be pulled for you to pick-up in room 12-201.
 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop Series

Sinclair College strives to see and acknowledge each student, faculty, and staff member as an important contributor to our belief in equity for all.  Training and development are important to our core mission and with that in mind, Sinclair's Workforce Development and Diversity Office CONGRATULATE the following individuals for completing the Cultivating Diversity professional development workshop:


Sinclair Book Read:  Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

The Diversity Office is excited to report that over 100 Sinclair employees participated in our Spring Campus Book Read of Isabel Wilkerson’s powerful book Caste. Conversations around equity and racial and social justice are scary and difficult, but also important and fulfilling. One participant said, “I never saw racism as casteism, but Wilkerson made such a compelling case. I learned so much!”

THANK-YOU to everyone who joined us!  Click here for the list of participants and facilitators 


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.