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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

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy

 
 

Sinclair Students


Poster of Women's History Month


Discussion on film:
QUEEN OF KATWE

 Thursday, March 25, 2021 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

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 5 All day Sinclair's Theatre Department and Diversity Office present:  Illuminated: Ancestors, Love, Kindship - A virtual performance directed by Sierra Leone
See Poster for details
Go to Facebook Live Event@sinclair.theatre 
Facebook Live
March 10 2:00 p.m. Desegregation of Marines at Camp Lejeune NC Training Camp - Presentation facilitated by Woody Woodruff on what took place to make integration of non-white USMC personnel happen
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 15 2:30 p.m. Begin Again: Calls on James Baldwin's America and Its urgent Lessons for our Own by Eddie Glaude, Jr. - Book discussion facilitated by Vonya Lewis-Thornton
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 16 12:00 p.m. Sinclair Book Club - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - Facilitated by Jeff Price
Click here for additional details and zoom information
Zoom Room
March 18 9:00 a.m. 2021 Virtual Mentoring & Re-Engagement Summit - Panel discussion, featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, and featured panelists - Register here Zoom Room
March 18 3:30 p.m. Irish Immigration In The 1800s - with Dr. Jason Tingler, Marion Technical College History Professor
Click here for additional details and zoom information
 
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 19 11:00 a.m. Diversity Film Series:  Coded Bias - Group discussion facilitated by Trish Burke-Williams on the 2020 documentary by Shalini Kantayya
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 19 2:00 p.m. Examining Digital Equity in eLearning Practices - Workshop facilitated by Melissa Hart, Mary Rospert, and Leslie Marsh - Register here Zoom Room
March 22 3:00 p.m. Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect - Join Julie McDaniel for a networking hour to connect with other Sinclair employees - 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
March 23 2:00 p.m. How Black People Learned Not To Trust - Discussion facilitated by Michael Carter on The New York Times article by Charles M. Blow
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 24 12:00 p.m. Fair Housing, Race and the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities - Presentation film featuring Norman Lear, American television writer and producer, and Nikole Hannah-Jones, American investigative journalist.  Discussion after the film will be led by John Zimmerman, VP of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center 
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 24 1:00 p.m. Let's End Ageism - Discussion facilitated by Carlina Figueroa, SPHR, on a TEDTalk by Ashton Applewhite
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 24 3:00 p.m. Not The Same 24 Hours - Discussion facilitated by Amber McCurdy
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 25 10:00 a.m. Diversity Film Series: Queen of Kawte - 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
March 25 1:00 p.m. Inclusiveness in the Military - Free webinar hosted by SOCHE, Sinclair's LGBTQ+ Support, and Sinclair's Military Family Education Center
See Poster for details
Click here to join the webinar
Zoom Room
March 26 11:00 a.m. 3rd Annual Faith Fair - Panelists event facilitated by Larry Lindstrom
Sinclair staff/students - Register here 
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 29 12:00 p.m. RBG - Discussion facilitated by Thomas Roberts, Alicia Schroeder, and Jessica McKinley on the 2018 documentary directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West
Sinclair staff/students - Register here 
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 29 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 facilitated by Michael Carter on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 30 11:00 a.m. Diversity Film Series:  Waves - Group discussion facilitated by Kelly D. Smith on the 2019 film directed by Trey Edward Shults
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
March 30 12:00 p.m. Sinclair Book Club - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - Facilitated by Jeff Price
Click here for additional details and zoom information
Zoom Room
March 31 11:30 a.m 31 Days of Women - Recognizing women of Sinclair who help make Sinclair the great place that it is.  Also featuring guest speaker, Tamika Catchings
Register here for this webinar
Webinar
April 2 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 facilitated by Michael Carter on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 6 3:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Waiting for Anya - Group discussion facilitated by Sean Frost on the 2020 War/Drama film directed by Ben Cookson
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 7 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
April 8 11:00 a.m. Diversity Of The Word vs The Idea - Discussion facilitated by Amber McCurdy
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
April 8 12:00 p.m. Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect - Join Julie McDaniel for a networking hour to connect with other Sinclair employees - Register here Zoom Room
April 12 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 13 11:00 a.m. How The Nazis Were Inspired By Jim Crow - Discussion facilitated by Jared Cutler
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 21 3:00 p.m. Advocates Backlash - Discussion facilitated by Amber McCurdy
Sinclair staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom Room
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 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 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
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.