Introductory Message from Dr. Bishop
Ohlone College is committed to serving each and every student with equity at the forefront of all that we do and recognize the need for a systematic approach to reviewing how we are working toward this goal. Inspired by the California Community College Chancellor’s Call to Action, we, as an institution, are united in taking a close look at how we can better serve our students through the lens of equity and humanity.
Incidents of racism are not new to our country and have long been dismissed and ignored. Years of racial discrimination, violence, and injustice have tainted a country which claims to provide “liberty and justice for all.” With recent headlines involving the killing of black people by police—the very people meant to protect and serve our communities—we can no longer stand silent as bystanders to racial discrimination.
As an educational institution, we must lead the charge in creating change and teaching the next generation but we must first take every effort to create that very shift within.
- Ohlone College Equity Leadership Retreat Report by Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud
- Making Equity the Ohlone Way by Dr. Frank Harris III & Dr. Dr. J. Luke Wood
- Ohlone College Student Equity Plan 2019-2022, with Budget
- Chancellor’s Office Call to Action Letter
- June 3, 2020 “Call to Action” Webinar recording
- Vision for Success Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force – 2020 Report
- EdTrustWest’s Hard Truths Report presented earlier this year
- Report & Recommendations for Improving Black and African American Student Outcomes by the California Community Colleges Black and African American Advisory Panel
- Anti-Racism Resources: A collection of over 100 resources, videos etc., compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
- The Anti-Racism Policy statement from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
- A compendium of anti-racist policies as published in Inside Higher Education, by Krishni Metivier last month.
- Paul Gorski’s text on racial equity detour as published in edchange.org. This is a useful tool to reference while dealing with students or instructors hiding behind “academic freedom.”
- Black Minds Matter Class w Dr. J. Luke Wood
- A campus program to provide DACA & LGBTQ Ally Training
- A curriculum redesign proposal to incorporate equity, by the ASCCC
- An Anti-Racism Guide widely shared by Pasadena City College
- An Anti-Racism Policy published by APTR: Role of Academia in Combatting Structural Racism in the United States
- An Anti-Racism Toolkit published by APTR: Role of Academia in Combatting Structural Racism in the United States