Jenny Fernandez - Borough of Manhattan Community College
Odelia Levy - Borough of Manhattan CC
Pedro Perez - Borough of Manhattan CC
The “We Belong: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity at BMCC” panel will examine the evolution of the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s (BMCC) Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) Steering Committee. REI serves as the “Conscience of the College” and creates a space and culture of true belonging. The Committee leads and supports college-wide efforts to develop strategic and sustainable initiatives to expand inclusive pedagogies; establish vehicles to share information, exchange ideas, and generate knowledge; and identify and challenge informal and formal policies/practices that may pose obstacles to institutional practices. Panelists will assess committee structure and goals; consider strategies to garner investment from the College community and leadership; analyze challenges associated with leading college-wide efforts to strengthen equity, diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging; and present community colleges’ unique challenges in building a space to carry out this critical work to establish metrics and achieve meaningful outcomes.
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