Virtual Dialogues for Diversity Series Explores Topic of Equity December 1
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • November 28, 2022)—Diversity, equity and inclusion have been at the forefront of national conversation over the last few years. However, there has also been a wave of fatigue around these topics, leaving some wondering why equity is still an area of focus. “Why Are We Still Focusing on Equity?” is the latest in Delaware County Community College’s free, online “Dialogues for Diversity” series of discussions, and will tackle that question Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. online via Zoom.
Register for the session at dccc.edu/dialogue.
Hosted by the College’s Center for Equity and Social Justice, the session will feature three local community leaders representing the areas of public health, outreach and education, and criminal justice. The session’s participants are David W. Brown (left in photo), associate professor and diversity advisor to the Office of the Dean, Temple University; Joanne Craig (middle in photo), chief impact officer, The Foundation for Delaware County; and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer (right in photo). Simuelle Myers, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Delaware County Community College, will moderate the discussion.
The three leaders will explore how equity continuously intersects with their work in the community, how conversations have evolved in the last few years, and what people can do to contribute to making their communities places where everyone can truly thrive.
Delaware County Community College’s Center for Equity and Social Justice hosts an ongoing series of Dialogues for Diversity events with rotating topics and formats. Since the Dialogues for Diversity series began in 2020, the events have been held virtually. The Center falls under the purview of the College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The Dialogues for Diversity series provides a safe space for courageous and respectful community discussions about race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination, social privilege and other sometimes difficult to discuss issues. Previous event topics have included, “Discussing Race in Our Communities,” with special guest New York Times bestselling author Austin Channing Brown. The series is made possible by generous contributions from the Delaware County Interactive Gaming Revenue Authority, Visual Sound, and the Village of Four Seasons, a subsidiary of National Realty Corporation.