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Dialogues for Diversity Series Hosting Virtual Event on the Topic: Building Bridges Through Bipartisanship


David Baime(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • January 14, 2021)—Delaware County Community College continues its Dialogues for Diversity series of free, virtual, community-centered discussions with “Building Bridges Through Bipartisanship,” featuring special guest David Baime, senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges and represents nearly 1,200, two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.

The Dialogues for Diversity discussion series is hosted by Delaware County Community College’s Center for Equity and Social Justice. In this first discussion of the new year, Baime will give a brief history of political partisanship in America and will share strategies for bridging the partisan divide, from small-scale ideas that everyone can engage in to larger initiatives that everyone can aspire to support. There will be plenty of time allotted for questions and answers for those participating in the discussion.

The event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 26. To register for this free Dialogues for Diversity discussion, visit dccc.edu/dialogue.

Delaware County Community College’s Center for Equity and Social Justice was created to encourage courageous, respectful, community conversations about the sensitive, often controversial issues of racism and social injustice. The Center is under the purview of the College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Center’s first event, held July 28, 2020, was on the topic of policing in our communities and featured conversations with local police officers and community leaders. The Center’s second event, held September 29, 2020 and titled “Discussing Race in Our Communities,” featured New York Times-bestselling author Austin Channing Brown, host and executive producer of the video web series, “The Next Question,” which engages visionaries, leaders and artists in the substantive questions of racial justice.

“A Year of Social Reckoning: What Comes Next?” was the topic of the third in the Dialogues for Diversity series held on December 1, 2020. It featured David W. Brown, assistant professor of instruction and diversity advisor to the Office of the Dean for the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dialogues for Diversity events are held as virtual webinars.

The Center’s Dialogues for Diversity programs are sponsored by the Village of Four Seasons and Visual Sound.

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