Inaugural College-wide DEIJ Empowerment Summit
The first-ever DEIJ Empowerment Summit was hosted in April 2022 by Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Kristina Marshall, Chancellor Peter Provenzano, and Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Andre’ Poplar. Topics ranged from the significance of DEIJ initiatives in the overall College strategic plan to a review of accomplishments since the launch of the DEIJ office in 2021 as well as a look ahead at opportunities for the entire college community to engage through education and change.
“This summit reflects our commitment to providing meaningful and transformative change, in a time unlike any other,” said Provenzano. “I am very proud of the work of our Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice and how, together, we are increasing our understanding and awareness and taking action, with a great deal of work that lies ahead.”
A video reflecting on DEIJ at OCC was also unveiled during the Summit.The Summit closed with an inspiring keynote presentation from Bamby Salcedo, a prominent transgender Latina activist and President & Chief Executive Officer of TransLatin@ Coalition.