Compassionate | Culturally Competent | Aware
Kalamazoo College aspires to be among the very best colleges in the US for providing an inclusive STEM education in which all students have engaging educational experiences, ample opportunities to develop necessary skills and knowledge, and intentionally designed support structures that will allow them to excel in science. From our overall culture, to our physical spaces, to the content of our courses and pedagogical approaches we will be open, welcoming, and attentive to students from a wide variety of educational, racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and gender backgrounds.
Inclusive Excellence at Kalamazoo starts with compassionate, culturally competent faculty who are aware of their implicit biases rooted in systemic oppression and racism, and who actively engage in inner work to mitigate these biases.
Committing to Anti-Racist Education
Inclusive Teaching & Revised On-Campus Ramps
Rewarding Anti-Racism Faculty Development
Katrina Frank will lead October’s Speak Up, Show Up discussion where participants will will watch and analyze short video clips that show examples of microaggressions, prejudice, and oppression. Participants will also discuss and practice how they can speak up for others in a time of need.
Join us on Tuesday, September 21st for our first ARRK discussion of the academic year! Sarah Lindley will be leading a discussion of Resma Menakem’s book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
So much continues to occur in our Nation and the world, that we cannot drop the ball at this point. This message is offering an opportunity to continue to educate ourselves on the issues of racism, racist policies, and the destruction of communities. Learn about Black Wallstreet and the Tulsa Race Massacre.
or June’s ARRK we will be sharing and discussing books, movies, podcasts, music, and more centering Black Joy. The discussion will start with a chapter from Samantha Irby’s We are Never Meeting in Real Life, “The Real Housewives of Kalamazoo” and…
Lucy Gomez Parsons, Albert Parsons, and May Day May Day by Dr. Lisa Brock (editorial support from Dr. Regina Stevens-Truss) Did you know that May Day, typically celebrated on May 1st, is not just an old European tradition where kids dance around a maypole, nor is it a radical holiday that occurs only in socialist…
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