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Supporting Men of Color in Community College

Drs. Frank Harris III & J. Luke Wood 

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Kickoff events start Thursday 1/23/2020

In support of our ongoing institutional equity planning efforts, Santa Monica College’s Classified Professional Development Committee, Senior Staff,  Redesigning the Student Experience (Guided Pathways) Steering Committee, and the Student Equity Steering Committee have partnered with the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA) and have made the Supporting Men of Color Certificate Program available to all SMC Classified Staff, Administrators and Managers.

The Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA) has gained widespread attention for its Teaching Men of Color Certificate Program. They now offer an online training program designed to enhance the capacity of classified professionals, counselors and administrators to support the success of Men of Color.

Weekly assignments include participating in 1 hour-long online modules, reading 1 book chapter, 2-4 articles per module, & online posts. Additionally, you'll will be required to attend at least 1 live online session date within 30 days of beginning the course (dates will be provided upon being accepted to the course).


Upcoming Events At-a-Glance

Fall 2019 - More Events Coming Soon!

​Friday, 1/24/19Closed 6th Annual Equity SummitWaitlist Only - thecenter@smc.edu

*All events take place in The Center (Room M104) unless otherwise specified.

The Center is located in M104, near Reprographics. Drop by M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Room Reservations Available. Email thecenter@smc.edu

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Now available from the santa monica academic senate college equity and diversity committee…

"Toward Equity: An Interactive Guide for Santa Monica College Faculty"

SMC Faculty curated a guide filled with helpful tips, case studies, and classroom practices, "Toward Equity: An Interactive Guide for Santa Monica College Faculty" will help you:

"EQUITIZE" your teaching practices

  • Develop equitable curriculum & syllabi
  • Create equitable student and self-assessments
  • Engage in self-reflection so that you can become an SMC Equity Champion!

Artwork by Sara Brewer, 2018

Equity and Diversity Committee members:Sara Brewer, Communications
Kevin Chicas, Communications
Chanté DeLoach, Psychology
Angelica Duran, English
Kathleen Motoike, English
Mark Tomasic, Dance
Amber Urrutia, Philosophy and Social Sciences