The charge of the Office of Diversity and Compliance (the Office) is two-fold. Under its compliance responsibilities the Office is charged with implementing the District's EEO Plan, the District's Non-Discrimination Policy, and the District's Title IX policy. Under its Diversity responsibilities the Office, together with our Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellows, is charged with implementing the District's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with the goal of developing an interculturally proficient community of students, faculty and staff.
Equality Labs Congratulates California Democratic Party for Including Caste in its Code of Conduct (August 30, 2021) The California Democratic Party made history this weekend by adding caste as a protected category to its Code of Conduct, making it the largest state political party in the country leading the way to address caste discrimination in the US.
'A New Day': Cities Nationwide React to Chauvin Guilty Verdict (April 20, 2021) The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the Death of George Floyd. NPR article and Live Updates
2021 Diversity Calendar According to a Harvard University study, diversity initiatives don't work unless awareness and inclusion is a daily practice. Being aware of ethnic holidays is key for respectful scheduling and creating inclusion, 365 days a year.
Circled Up Education Learn Effective Strategies To Interrupt Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, Privilege, and Inequities!
Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources From film kits and lesson plans to the building blocks of a customized Learning Plan—texts, student tasks and teaching strategies—our resources will help you bring relevance, rigor and social emotional learning into your classroom—all for FREE.
UC Berkley People & Culture Because many managers and supervisors feel ill-equipped and some even fearful of launching into what were previously mostly taboo topics of conversation, People & Culture has prepared this guide to assist leaders in supporting and engaging with their staff on matters of race.
Transgender Awareness Week (Celebrated Annually November 13-19) It is a crucial time to uplift the voices and experiences of the transgender and nonbinary (TNB) community through advocacy and action. This beautiful population is often overlooked and misunderstood. At NOCCCD, we aim to be inclusive of ALL of our students and employees; this includes our TNB members. But we cannot truly be inclusive without a deeper understanding. For an intro into beginning to care for TNB folks around you, please check out these excellent resources (feel free to share and discuss these with students, colleagues, friends, and family):
The week culminates on November 20 each year with Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to remember and honor the many trans lives lost to violence. Ignorance and bigotry have created fear and misconceptions of TNB individuals. This, combined with the extremely binary and stereotypical views of gender within our culture, has made it challenging and often dangerous for TNB folks to simply exist and go about their lives in this world. Find more information and resources from GLAAD. Please take a moment to honor some of the lives that have been taken in recent years. Then consider what actions you can take to make your places and spaces more inclusive of TNB folks.
If you're looking for a few extra tax deductions before year-end, or you just want to make the world a safer and more inclusive place, please consider donating to one of these life-saving organizations and learning from the work they do and the resources they provide:
If there are more ways to support our students and colleagues, please contact Jenelle Herman (firstname.lastname@example.org), ESL Instructor, Cypress College, Cypress College LGBTQ+ Liaison, Queer-Strait Alliance Faculty Advisor, Gay & Lesbian Association of District Employees (GLADE) President.
Letters and Statements on the Killing of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter
This document is intended to serve as a resource to people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.