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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Month

April is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Month
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Month celebrates the breadth of people that make up our IVC campus community. This is an opportunity to learn about human experiences other than our own, connect in community with one another, and to reexamine the ways we need to grow and change to better support one another.


IVC Special Events

AAPI Hate: Year(s) Later — Anti-Asian-AmericanAAPI Hate: Year(s) Later
Anti-Asian-American Violence and the Model Minority Myth
Thursday, April 8, 2021  |  2 - 3:30 pm  |  Registration Required

IVC Cares: Healthy Happier YouIVC Cares: Healthy Happier You
Friday, April 16, 2021  |  11 am - 1 pm  |  RSVP Recommended


OC Hate Crime Report — Learning about Hate Happening in Our CommunityOC Hate Crime ​Report — Learning about Hate Happening in Our Community
Presented by OC Human Relations
Wednesday, April 21, 2021  |  10 - 11 am  |  Registration Required

Disaggregating Data to Better Serve Our StudentsDisaggregating Data to Better Serve Our Students
Presented by President John Hernandez, Loris Fagioli, and Erin Pollard.
Friday, April 30, 2021  |  9 - 10:30 am  |  Registration Required


Conferences

CCC LGBTQ+ Virtual Summit 2021
Beyond Rainbows: Building the Will and Skills to Serve and Affirm Our Diverse Queer and Trans Students

Thursday and Friday, April 28-29  |  9 am - 12:30 pm  |  Registration Required*
*The Pride Scholars Program has offered to cover the cost of student attendance. Space is limited. Email us for details.

APAHE Virtual Summit
Advancing a Racial Equity Agenda: Forging a New Path for AAPIs

Thursday, April 15  |  10 am - 3 pm each day  |  Registration Required*
*The Office of Student Equity has offered to cover the cost of student attendance. Space is limited. Email us for details.

Black Student Success Week April 26-30
Hosted by a Coalition of Coalition of California Higher Education Leaders

  • Monday, April 26 — Follow the Money: Unapologetically Supporting Black Students
  • Tuesday, April 27 — The ADT Journey for African American Students
  • Wednesday, April 28 — Black Leadership in Higher Education
  • Thursday, April 29 — Legislative Briefing and Advocacy Day
  • Friday, April 30 — Faculty Diversity


IVC Student Equity Programs

HEARTS ScholarKitchen Table Conversations
HEARTS Scholars: Supporting students facing food and housing insecurity
Monday, April 5, 2021  |  3 – 4:30 pm  |  Join Meeting »
Monday, April 19, 2021  |  3 – 4:30 pm  |  Join Meeting »

Dream ScholarMonarch Nights
Dream Scholars: Supporting Dreamer and Undocumented Students
Wednesday, April 7, 2021  |  3 – 4 pm  |  Register »

ReEntry ScholarReEntry Round-Up
ReEntry Scholars: Supporting students ages 25 and up
Wednesday, April 14, 2021  |  5:30 – 6:30 pm  |  Register »

Guardian ScholarFostering Success
Guardian Scholars: Supporting current and former foster youth
Friday, April 16, 2021  |  10 – 11 am  |  Register »

IVC EMCEESMen of Color Meeting
IVC Elevates Men of Color by Engaging and Embracing Solidarity (EMCEES)
Friday, April 16, 2021  |  10:30 am – Noon  |  Register »

Womxn of Color Collective (WoCC)Navigating Higher Education as Womxn of Color
Womxn of Color Collective (WoCC) 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021  |  3:30 – 5 pm  |  Register »

Pride ScholarLavender Chats
Pride Scholars: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students
Thursday, April 22, 2021  |  2 – 3 pm  |  Register »


IVC Clubs

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Club
Wednesday, April 14, 2021  |  11 am – Noon
Wednesday, April 28, 2021  |  11 am – Noon

Black Student Union 
Friday, April 9, 2021  |  3:30 – 4:30 pm  |   Join Meeting »
Friday, April 23, 2021  |  3:30 – 4:30 pm  |  Join Meeting » 

International Student Club
Wednesday, April 14, 2021  |  5 – 6 pm  |   Join Meeting »
Wednesday, April 28, 2021  |  5 – 6 pm  |  Join Meeting »

Japanese Club
Friday, April 2, 2021  |  3 – 4 pm  |  Join Meeting »
Friday, April 16, 2021  |  3 – 4 pm  |  Join Meeting »
Friday, April 30, 2021  |  3 – 4 pm  |  Join Meeting »

Korean Student Association
Friday, April 2, 2021  |  6 – 7 pm
Friday, April 16, 2021  |  6 – 7 pm

Persian Club
Friday, April 30, 2021  |  6 – 7 pm  |  Join Meeting »


Featured Resources


Irvine Valley College


Saddleback College

  • CHIRLA Initial DACA Clinics (Immigration Support)
    Weekly clinics for those who wish to apply for DACA for the first time.
    Registration required: the registration link will go live every Monday at 9 am. The link will be closed as soon as they have 25 participants. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link to a mandatory orientation that will take place every Wednesday at 3 pm.
  • CLASE Transfer Mentor Program
    Chicano, Latino, Access, Success and Empowerment


IVC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Related Courses

Want to learn more? IVC has so many diverse courses to choose from!

  • ANTH 3 - Culture and Language (Spring 2021)
  • COMM 9 - Intercultural Communications
  • DNCE 30 - African Dance – Overview
  • DNCE 60 - African: Dance and Drumming
  • DNCE 61 - Pan-African Dance/The Diaspora
  • DNCE 62 - West African Dance: Empire of Mali
  • ETHN 10 - Into to Ethnic Studies
  • GS 10 - Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • GS 20 - Gender and Contemporary Society
  • HLTH 3 - Women's Health Issues 
  • HLTH 6 - Health and Social Justice (Spring 2021)
  • HIST 23 - History of California
  • HIST 30 - History of Ethnicity and Culture in the US
  • HIST 33 - The History of the Mexican American People
  • HIST 51 - Women in American History
  • HIST 51H - Women in American History Honors
  • LIT 46 - Ethnicity in Literature of of the US
  • MUS 27 - History of Jazz (Spring 2021)
  • PSYC 20 - The Psychology of Gender
  • SOC 19 - The Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • SOC 20 - Race and Ethnic Group Relations
  • SOC 20H - Race and Ethinic Group Relations Honors


Grow Your Equity Skills

The following definitions are taken from the CCCCO Glossary of Terms (pdf):

  • Diversity: The myriad of ways in which people differ, including the psychological, physical, cognitive, and social differences that occur among all individuals, such as race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, economic class, education, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, mental and physical ability, and learning styles. Diversity is all inclusive and supportive of the proposition that everyone and every group should be valued. It is about understanding these differences and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of our differences.
  • Equity: The condition under which individuals are provided the resources they need to have access to the same opportunities, as the general population. Equity accounts for systematic inequalities, meaning the distribution of resources provides more for those who need it most. Conversely equality indicates uniformity where everything is evenly distributed among people.
  • Inclusion: Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power.
  • Institutional Racism: Particular and general instances of racial discrimination, inequality, exploitation, and domination in organizational or institutional contexts. While institutional racism can be overt (e.g., a firm with a formal policy of excluding applicants of a particular race), it is more often used to explain cases of disparate impact, where organizations or societies distribute more resources to one group than another without overtly racist intent (e.g., a firm with an informal policy of excluding applicants from a low income, minority neighborhood due to its reputation for gangs). The rules, processes, and opportunity structures that enable such disparate impacts are what constitute institutional racism.
  • White Privilege: Refers to the unquestioned and unearned set of advantages, entitlements, benefits and choices bestowed on people solely because they are White. Generally White people who experience such privilege do so without being conscious of it.


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