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Diversity on Campus

Undesign the Redline

with Special Guests
Atlas of Dayton: A City in Progress and Mapping Equity in Dayton

November 8 - 30, 2021 | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
John E. Moore, Sr. Technology Center (Building 20) on Sinclair's Dayton Campus
Free and Open to the Public

Sinclair College is proud to host the thought-provoking and inspiring “Undesign the Redline” exhibit. The public is invited to participate in a self-guided tour of this emotional and stirring interactive exhibit that explores and examines the roots of structural racism through the experiences of people and communities affected by the legacy of redlining. Timelines, maps and narratives depict the origin and lasting effects of redlining, a practice which embedded segregation and inequality into the development of American cities and suburbs. Click here for driving directions and a campus map. Parking in Lot M by Building 20 is free. Weekend tours are available by appointment; call 937-512-2161 or email Michele Marcum to reserve a weekend tour.


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
Sinclair 2021 Equity Summit - Vestiges of Redlining Boundaries and Barriers, Visible and Invisible - November 12, 2021 - A Virtual Event
 
Poster stating:'NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH' - Celebrating Hope, Honoring Resiliency, and Engaging Tribal Nations
 

ANOTHER CONVERSATION WITH THE STORYTELLER
Virtual Event Only

December 9, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. EST

 
 
Sinclair s Diversity Office 'Visiting Scholars' series presents: WIL HAYGOOD - Dayton Literacy Peace Prize Winner and best Selling Author - Another Conversation with the Storyteller - Be captivated by one of the country's best storytellers as he talks about his newest book Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World. This unprecedented history of black cinema examines 100 years of Black movies, using the struggles and triumphs of the artists, and the films themselves, as a prism to explore black culture, civil rights, and racism in America.
 

 

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
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
November 8
thru
November 30
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Mon-Fri)
Weekends by Appt
Undesign the Redline 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.

Weekend appointments, contact Michele Marcum @ michele.marcum@sinclair.edu 
Sinclair Community College
John E. Moore Building 20
220 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Dayton OH
map and directions
December 3 2:00 p.m. Our American Journey - Free in-person private tour and facilitated discussion with Michael Carter.  Limited to 10 people.

Sinclair faculty/staff/students:  Register here
Community members:  Register here
Sinclair's Library
Building 7, Library-001
maps & directions
December 4 5:30 p.m. The 31st Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration - A virtual event hosted by Pan-African Scholar, Bakari Lumumba.  Featuring Spoken Word Poet, Leroy Bean, and performances by Kuumba Drama Drum and Dance Company.  See Flyer

Click here to register for this free event
Virtual Webinar
December 6 10:00 a.m. Our American Journey - Free in-person private tour and facilitated discussion with Michael Carter.  Limited to 10 people.

Sinclair faculty/staff/students:  Register here
Community members:  Register here
Sinclair's Library
Building 7, Library-001
maps & directions
December 7
thru
December 9
10:00 a.m.
to
2:00 p.m.
American Indians - A FREE student-led exhibit presented by Professor Heidi Arnold and her Communication class.
Click here for details
Sinclair Dayton Campus
Building 7, Library 07L21
maps & directions
December 9 6:00 p.m. Another Conversation with the Storyteller - Virtual webinar with Guest speaker, Wil Haygood, discussing his new book Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.  FREE and open to the public! 

The book Colorization is available for purchase at Sinclair's Bookstore, Dayton Campus, Building 7.
 

Register here for the virtual webinar

Virtual Webinar

December 13 11:00 a.m. Our American Journey - Free in-person private tour and facilitated discussion with Michael Carter.  Limited to 10 people.

Sinclair faculty/staff/students:  Register here
Community members:  Register here
Sinclair's Library
Building 7, Library-001
maps & directions
December 13 See Flyer Virtual Pride Parade - Submit a request to enter a float no later than December 13 by completing a PROPOSAL FORM.

See FLYER for detailed information
Proposal Form
December 16 11:30 a.m.
&
4:00 p.m.
End of Year Diversity Office Raffle - Are you feeling lucky!  Join Michael Carter for this in-person event for a fun end of year raffle of prizes.  FREE and open to the public!  Seats are limited and you must be Registered and Present to win! Sinclair Dayton Campus
Building 7, Tartan Market Place
Rooms 7006 ABC
maps & directions
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
February 15
&
February 17
11:30 a.m. Black History Trivia - "I Didn't Know That" - Join your friends and colleagues for this in-person session facilitated by Michael Carter.  Come one or both days for all new questions.  FREE and open to the public! Sinclair Conference Center
444 W. Third Street
Dayton OH
map & directions
February 16 1:00 p.m. Religion, Culture, and Practices of Jainism & Sikhism: Origin and Key Facts - Discussion facilitated by Puneet Joshi and Surinder Jain.  Moderated by Vandana Rola
Sinclair faculty/staff/students - Register here
Community members - Register here
Zoom
February 23 11:30 a.m. Black Cowboys of the American West - Virtual webinar with Guest Speaker, Dr. Ross Coen

Attend the FREE virtual webinar - Register Here
Webinar
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.