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, facilitative brave conversation, and through collaboration & creativity, build toward restoration together.

Fall 2021 Programs

Here’s just a snapshot of what we did in the Fall of 2021. Stay tuned for more initiatives centering our areas of focus:

Brookdale’s Narrative 4: Story Exchange
Facilitated by Kariotis, the story exchange intends to navigate and heal our divided world charged with a mission to cultivate “radical empathy.” This project was a collaboration with the International Education Center and the Global Citizenship Project. We center story and storytelling in diversity and inclusion initiatives.

How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids
Facilitated by Kariotis, the most important education is the one we learn at home. Parents can learn alongside their children modeling the bravery required to bend the arc of justice. By popular demand, we will run this workshop again in spring 2022.

Doing Well by Doing Good with Dr. Andy Gold, creator of the Innovation Lab at Hillsborough Community College, Florida. A social entrepreneur is a person who pursues novel applications that have the potential to solve community-based problems. Dr. Gold will return in the spring of 2022 with a Design Thinking workshop.

The 400 Years of Inequality Timeline with Dr. Angel Acosta.
A profound event intended for deep reflection on the structural inequality of our country by revisiting its mapped timeline. This workshop kicked off Brookdale’s first community book club and reading circle.

How Not to be a Broke College Student with Brunch & Budget.
Change the way you talk about money. From saving money to investing, if you missed this important series, watch the videos here.

MassInk: Micro-influencing Against Mass Incarceration with Dr. Rachel Hastings of MiraVista College, California. Participants learned how to create content for Instagram by engaging in critical discussion around the most pressing topics of our time. Join here to access Brookdale’s exclusive content from lesson plans to media content generators. Access is available for one year.

Stay tuned for a schedule of events for Spring 2022. Everyone is welcome here.

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

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