Center for Equity & Social Justice
The Center for Equity and Social Justice at Delaware County Community College will contribute to dismantling systems of racism and social injustice within our community by providing ongoing opportunities for meaningful dialogue that creates awareness, promotes education and understanding and leads to transformative change, equity and social justice for all people.
Dialogues for Diversity Series 2024-25
Our signature Dialogues for Diversity series acts as a convener for important and timely topics.
'Get in the House': Returning the Oral Tradition to the Black Home
with Paul D. Best, storyteller, writer, and educator
Monday, February 26 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register for the 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. lectures
Paul D. Best, a storyteller, writer, and educator, will present an engaging lecture on the importance of the Oral Tradition in Black families, and how local Black History speaks to the history of America.
Attendees will also be introduced to his current oral history project, “Breaking Uncommon Ground,” where Best is capturing the stories of Black people and their experiences on and along the Delaware River within the past 70 years.
The World That They Saved: African American Soldiers of WWI and the Civil Rights Movement
with Anthony Taylor, Temple University, Department of Africology and African American Studies Ph.D. Student
Thursday, February 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
In the tumultuous era of World War I, African American soldiers not only defended a world in turmoil but also became catalysts for change, challenging the injustices that persisted in their own homeland. In the annals of American history, their contributions have often been overlooked, yet their journey is a testament to the enduring power of hope and determination, as they faced adversity with unwavering courage.
"Brand Recognition: How Martin Luther King, Jr. Built a Legacy Beyond Trends"
with tonya thames-taylor, civil and social historian, West Chester University professor, environmentalist and human rights activist
Tuesday, January 23 | 6:30-7:40 p.m.
In Person: DCCC | Marple Campus | Academic Building | Large Auditorium
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of impact and influence different from many of today's social media influencers, who center in creating trends and/or going viral. Dr. King's aesthetics, ministry, service, and political engagement fostered a brand that is associated with style, justice, movement, and effectiveness. How does the estate of Dr. King foster his brand? What does the life and legacy of Dr. King tell us about sustaining a brand?
Stewarding Muhammad Ali's Legacy
with Garret McCorkle, History MA student & Education Associate, Muhammad Ali Center
Thursday, January 18 | 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
In honor of Muhammad Ali's Birthday on January 17, join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to hear Garret McCorkle, Education Associate from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, speak about the legacy of Muhammad Ali and the work the Center does to exemplify the champ's values. McCorkle is currently getting an MA in history from the University of Louisville. His historical expertise is Louisville and Kentucky history, sports and activism, and Antebellum social history.