CBE Diversity Council Updates

CBE BIPOC Lunch 

Mark your calendars and please join us on Thursday, June 2nd for this quarter’s College-wide BIPOC lunch event! We will be serving banh mi sandwiches from Saigon Deli again along with other refreshments and hope to see you there! 

Take a break from all the hard work you are putting in and treat yourself to some yummy food and community! We are asking that folks RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 31st using the Google form below so that we have an accurate count for food. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecSQV_wWFT0X0BfQvKAFBwqcPYcPzuN_NiPpMa3yFqxrSr-w/viewform

EDIfy Movie Night

On May 18th, the CBE Diversity Council offered the College’s first EDI Movie Night, EDIfy.  As Construction Management Professor Carrie Dossick noted after attending the event: 

 “It was a collection of films that spanned an array of topics – arcing from how the institutions of the federal, state, and local governments shaped housing for Black Americans in the US, to the experiences of native and indigenous populations and their relationships to the land and their ancestral homes, to experiences of growing cities and cities besieged by war.  

The series brought up the concept of home and how we define home, how we capture personal and collective histories and what we value in terms of recording and connecting history and culture, and a sense of well-being and identity.  It brought up the challenges when cultural values clash starkly with the tensions between different notions of land, land ownership, and land stewardship.”  

THe CBE Diversity Council plans another EDI Movie Night next year. 

CBE EDI Strategic Plan

The CBE Diversity Council has launched an EDI Strategic Planning Process for the College. We have been working with the guidance of EDI Consultant and Professor Anu Taranath.  It will articulate the EDI mission and vision for the college and outline a set of aspirational goals for the college to help move the college culture to a more inclusive place.  A first draft will be released for review in the upcoming academic year. 

 

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