Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events at MCC


2022

EventDatePurposeAudienceDepartment/Contact Information
Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series - Nikole Hannah-JonesApril 13, 2022The Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series, named for benefactor William S. Ballenger, Sr., brings prominent individuals to the college to lecture on topics of social, cultural, economic, scientific and historical significance. It was created to enhance educational opportunities for MCC students as well as create a public discussion of issues facing the greater Flint community.Employees, Students, CommunityBPA Affinity Group/President's Office
MCC Chapter AAWCC Day of DialogueMarch 25, 2022Women's Professional DevelopmentEmployeesAAWCC
ACE Women's Network Equal Pay Day and Salary Negotiation WorkshopMarch 24, 2022Women's Professional DevelopmentEmployeesACE Women's Network
AAWCC Affinity Group - Walk in Her Shoes After HoursMarch 25, 2022Women's Professional DevelopmentEmployeesAAWCC Affinity Group
Black Professional Alliance - The 1619 Project Roundtable DiscussionMarch 25, 2022Book discussion on The 1619 ProjectEmployeesBPA Affinity Group/President's Office
Black Professional Alliance Soul Food Cooking Demonstration with Chef Keysa SmithMarch 2022BPA Affinity Group activityEmployeesBPA Affinity Group/President's Office
Black Professional Alliance Celebrates Black History Month - Meet the Artist with Ed WatkinsFebruary 19, 2022BPA Affinity Group activityEmployeesBPA Affinity Group/President's Office
The CircleFebruary 2022 - PresentSessions that allows MCC employees and students to participate in courageous conversations about issues that impact our community college, higher education in general and the students and community members we serve.EmployeesPresident's Office

2021

EventDatePurposeAudienceDepartment/Contact Information
MCC Hispanic Heritage Student Forum featuring Consuelo KickbuschOctober 28, 2021Hispanic Heritage MonthStudentsPresident's Office
All-Employee College Meeting featuring Consuelo KickbuschOctober 28, 2021Hispanic Heritage MonthEmployeesPresident's Office
All-Employee Professional DevelopmentSeptember 3, 2021Inaugural strategic DEI leadership training for all employees. Worked with Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation, and the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy (NIXLA).EmployeesPresident's Office/HR
Women in Education Celebrating the ArtsJune 2021Highlight and promote talent of MCC WomenCampus CommunityFMCC
Stop Asian Hate Solidarity MarchMay 2021Collaborative effort to bring attention to prejudice and bias against Asian Pacific IslandersCampus CommunityStudent Life
Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series - John QuinonisApril 1, 2021The Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series, named for benefactor William S. Ballenger, Sr., brings prominent individuals to the college to lecture on topics of social, cultural, economic, scientific and historical significance. It was created to enhance educational opportunities for MCC students as well as create a public discussion of issues facing the greater Flint community.Students, Employees, CommunityIA
Understanding Pronouns WorkshopMarch 2021Introduction to pronouns beyond the binary. Practical use based on experience to bring about inclusivity and enhance leadershipCampusMichigan ACE / FMCC
Day of DialogueMarch 2021Engagement and discussion with focus on topics of concern to womenCampusAAWCC
One College Many HomelandsMarch 2021hear stories & experiences about cultures around the globeFaculty, Staff, CommunityAA
Women's Equal PayMarch 2021Equal Pay Day symbolizes the disparities in wages of women (including minorities) versus their male counterparts.CampusAAWCC
MCC International WeekMarch 2021to promote dialogue and inclusion toward those who have experienced prejudiceFaculty, Staff, StudentsAA
All-Employee College Meeting featuring Ted Ellis February 25, 2021DEI - Chronicling the African American Struggle, Resilience, and PerseveranceEmployeesPresident's Office
Black History Month Virtual Student Forum featuring Ted Ellis February 25, 2021DEI - Chronicling the African American Struggle, Resilience, and PerseveranceStudentsPresident's Office
Black History Month Community Forum featuring Ted Ellis February 25, 2021DEI - Chronicling the African American Struggle, Resilience, and PerseveranceCommunityPresident's Office
Winter Civil-TeaWinter 2021Anada "Vibe" Rations seeks to promote unity among people of different beliefs, political persuasions, etc.CampusAA
Mott Book Club2021 - presentEngagement and discussions with MCC colleaguesCampusMCC Council
Achieving the Dream Racial Equity Academy2021To provide tools, knowledge and resources to college leaders to equip them to scrutinize and dismantle structures/policies that serve as barriers to racially minoritized studentsMCC LeadershipPresident

2020

EventDatePurposeAudienceDepartment/Contact Information
MCC Council
  • Employee Success Council
  • Student Success Council
  • Community Sustainability Council
  • Teaching & Learning Council
  • Workforce Partnerships Council
October 2020 - presentformed to promote systemic inclusivenessCampus EmployeesPresident
Telling Our StoriesOctober 2020 - June 2021designed to build more inclusive relationships through sharing personal stories to yield universal truthsCampus EmployeesPresident
Leadership RetreatAugust 2020DEI Related TopicsCampus LeadershipVarious/President
Virtual Hate Crime SummitAugust 2020Discussion regarding local resources addressing underreporting of hate crimes in the communityCommunityIA
Presidential Listening Sessions
  • African American
  • LGBTQ
  • People of Color
  • Male & Female
  • Asian Pacific Islander
July 2020 - presentHow can the College assist in navigating racism & biasEmployees & StudentsPresident
EC RetreatJuly 2020Learning to have courageous conversations about biasesCampus LeadershipPresident
Launch of New MCC Accessible WebsiteJuly 2020To ensure accessibility by allCampus and CommunityIT Services
Real Talk: Faculty Panel Discussion on the Murder of George FloydJune 8, 2020Faculty-ModeratedEmployeesAA/President
Bear PauseApril 2020 - presentDEI Related TopicsCampus EmployeesHuman Resources
MCC Practicing CivilityOn GoingTo promote and recognize acts of civilityCampusIA
MCC/UM-Flint I-Pals2020-2180 domestic and international students of diverse races, ethnicities, etc. became I-pals to facilitate interracial understanding, intercultural communication, etc.StudentsAA
MCC Connect2Complete2020-21nationally recognized model for equity in education to support underprepared students in getting ready for college courseworkStudentsAA

2019

EventDatePurposeAudienceDepartment/Contact Information
Commitment Thought Team Listening SessionsApril 2019DEIEmployeesHR
Leadership RetreatAugust 2019DEI TrainingCampus LeadershipVarious/President
MCC Social MediaOn GoingPromote DEIEmployees, Students and CommunityIA