CARE is an acronym for Committing to Anti-Racism Education. Our goal is to help faculty and staff create culturally competent, inclusive learning environments for students. These efforts include anti-racism training for K College faculty, staff, and students, as well as professional development training for faculty.
CARE Initiatives & Opportunities
Ongoing ERACCE Trainings
Kalamazoo College has agreed to continue the annual summer ERACCE trainings for faculty and staff. The College also conducts ERACCE training sessions for students twice a year (December and June), and HHMI funds will continue to help support these trainings. In particular, we hope that ERACCE trainings becomes a part of what all students that are charged with engaging in leading other students (peer leaders, resident assistants, campus ambassadors, student club leaders) must do.
19 is aimed at educating the K community on African-American history and culture, and is brought to you by The Faculty Advisory Board of the Arcus Center for Social Justice leadership and the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Faculty team, as we continue to work towards being an anti-racist Institution. 19 marks 1619, the year in which the first set of African slaves were brought to what would become the United States, and June 19th, 1865, marks the day that Blacks celebrate the end of enslavement in the US. Both of these dates, and their meanings, were largely unknown to many outside of the Black community. We need to understand that much of the “surprise” experienced by many at the continued uprisings led by the Black lives Matter movement derives from a lack of knowledge of the rich fabric of Black History.
The AntiRacism Reading KnooK (#ARRK) is a collaboration between the K-College library staff and our Inclusive Excellence (KCIE) leadership team. This initiative is NOT a book club, but seeks to facilitate campus-wide engagement with the books in the KCIE Reading for Change book collection. This collection was created to encourage learning about and facilitate greater access to antiracism information to all members of the campus community.
Join us for this quarter’s first ARRK discussion with Chris Ludwa! This month’s discussion is centered around inclusive practices, successes and challenges at K that faculty and staff have implemented over the last two years…
The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits.” Kwanzaa is a holiday that draws inspiration from traditional harvest festivals celebrated throughout Africa…
“The Crisis has been in continuous print since November, 1910, and is the oldest Black-oriented magazine in the world. Today, The Crisis is a quarterly journal of civil rights, history, politics and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color.” One…
Join Tony Nelson for our final ARRK discussion of the quarter on November 16th for a discussion on bell hook’s, Teaching to Transgress. We will specifically be focusing on Chapter 4, “Paulo Freire”
Join us for Dr. Mykee Fowlin’s presentation, ‘You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me.’ In this one-man presentation Dr. Fowlin takes the audience on interactive performance/workshop around biases, mental wellness, love, and life.
The history of Black people can be told from all over the world. And, Black people in the Diaspora are quite over-expressed in the Caribbean islands…