Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) exists to craft a culture of care and a community of belonging through a healing-centered framework. We present opportunities for growth, facilitate brave conversation, and through collaboration & creativity, build toward restoration together.

Our areas of focus:

  • financial resilience
  • wellness
  • social entrepreneurship, and
  • diversity in STEM

Programs Offered

10 Ways to Build

How might you connect with Brookdale Diversity & Inclusion?
Here are 10 Ways to get into it.
What does it mean? What does it look like?
There are many ways to enter the work. Following is a sample of where you might show up for it.
Find your space.

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Upcoming Events

Click HERE to Register for upcoming events

This event has passed.  Inclusive Classrooms for Gender-Fluid and Gender Non-Conforming Students. Recording of Presentation HERE

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This event has passed. Financial Resilience Workshops with Pocket’s Change.

Financial education is about much more than numbers. The ways we use money is a representation of our values. Our world needs change makers addressing individual challenges and institutional barriers around finances. Starting money conversations equips us as individuals and communities take action. In collaboration with College Readiness.

Slide Presentation HERE


This event has passed. Scholarship Essay Pop Up.  Don’t leave money on the table. Work on your essay and submit for that scholarship. Back by popular demand in collaboration with the International Education Center & Writing Center. Refreshments will be served.



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This event has passed.  Happyvism with Justis Lopez. Back by popular demand! Healing-Centered Education AND a DJ set! Happivism aims to activate and spread joy throughout Black and Brown communities and beyond.  A collaboration with Global Citizenship Project: Wellness

Lopez focuses on supporting educators and college access professionals in and outside of the K-12 and higher education classrooms, as well as supporting national efforts for students as a part of the federal TRIO programs.

Recording of Presentation HERE

Slide Presentation HERE


This event has passed. A Civility Week event centering Disability Justice: Supporting Neurodivergent Students and Universal Design for Learning with Heather Clarke. Consider Universal Design for Learning for liberated classrooms. Accessibility benefits everyone. This program will be encouraging first-year college students to access support.

Recording of Presentation HERE

Slide Presentation HERE


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This event has passed. The Keynote: A Civility Week Event: Social Entrepreneurship with Dr. Andy Gold, NACCE. A social entrepreneur is a person who explores business opportunities that have a positive impact on their community. We all can win!


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2 Financial Resilience Workshops

This event has passed. Get Shameless About Your Money. Make a one page business plan for your side hustle.

Slide Presentation HERE

This second event has passed. From Artist to Entrepreneur: Turn Your Artistry Into a Business

Slide Presentation HERE

This event has passed.  LGBTQIA+ Bystander Intervention with Right To Be. If you see something, say something!

Resources Links:

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Thursday November 28, at 7:00pm, in-person* Brookdale Lincroft, Student Life Center Room 106. Navigating Employment for People Who Are Undocumented with Brookdale alums Itzel Hernandez and Adriana Gomez. A collaboration with Synde Kaufman and UndocuAlly.


Tuesday December 5, at 12:00pm, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft, Center for Visual Arts (CVA Gallery), Living Room Conversations: Climate Change. Focusing on fall exhibit highlighting the natural world and the human toll on it, join the conversation. A collaboration with the CVA Gallery.


Wednesday January 24, at 5:00pm, in-person at Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Room 216.  Affirming Trans Life and Trans Students Across Campus with Adam Stevens.

Tuesday February 6, at 11:30am, on-line Zoom Link REGISTER HERE. Disability Justice: Alt-Text as Poetry 

Tuesday February 20, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Caroline Huber Holistic Wellness Center. Affordable Housing Alliance: how to buy a home with Toi Collins.

Wednesday February 21, at 12:00 Noon, Zoom*, A spring Civility Week event: Spring 2024: Ecology & Sustainability Project with Movement Generation. Environment, Land, Liberation. We will dive into the Just Transition framework-a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

REGISTER for Zoom Link

Thursday February 29, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Room 216. Affirming Black Women and Their Well-Being with Shatiera Portee. Mindset Matters: “The story of resilience”; Exploring and appreciating beauty through culture and identity; Embracing and celebrating individual and collective strengths “your dreams and goals matter”

Wednesday April 3, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Room 216. Supporting Students Across the Autism Spectrum with Timothy Rohrer, autistic youth advocate. Share his lived experience, please attend this event to learn from and in support of this young local advocate putting his heart on the line. Timothy’s book.


Tuesday April 16, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Navesink. Capoeira with Kasey Sanders and crew.  Back by popular demand! In collaboration with the International Education Center in support of the International Festival.

Thursday April 25, in-person at Brookdale Lincroft TBD, A Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam. Children love magical and larger than life characters. This is it. Inclusivity at its best. Closed event for Brookdale students and employees on Take Your Child To Work Day. Brookdale email addresses only when registering for this one.

Everyone is welcome here.

For collaborations with Diversity & Inclusion, please contact Angela Kariotis, akariotis@brookdalecc.edu.

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