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President’s Diversity Grant

This grant is designed to encourage college employees, individually or collectively (division, department, committee) to promote, teach, learn and plan for diversity within the college.

President’s Diversity Grant Winners 2005

Awarded $1000 each

Cultural Competency and Multicultural Sensitivity submitted by Bailey Drechsler.

The project proposes training by Lee Mun Wah, a nationally known diversity trainer, filmmaker, and founder of StirFry Seminars who approaches diversity training with an emphasis on the process in interpersonal dynamics, communication and community building.  Participants for the training would represent campus leadership from the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, administration, managers, faculty and staff.  “These participants are targeted precisely because of the role they play in developing and implementing campus policies, procedures, and pedagogy."

Demystifying Domestic Violence – Connection to Student Learning, Retention and Academic Success submitted by Glenda Moscoso, Vicki Sawzak and Erin MacIntyre.

The project proposes raising awareness about the scope of the problem referred to as domestic violence and understanding the issues as related to students through specialized training for faculty and staff on the SLO and North County campuses. Dr. Rosa Casarez-Levinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at San Francisco State University will be invited to present Domestic Violence: Experiencing it, surviving it, and making a life after it with implications for students attending community colleges.  Additionally, Griselda Sanchez, Multicultural Events Coordinator at Santa Barbara City College will be invited to present Break the Cycle.

2004 President’s Diversity Grant Winner

“Tolerance, Acceptance, and Health Connections to Beliefs, Values and Boundaries,”  submitted by Allison Merzon and M.J. Basti.

Museum of Tolerance educational material incorporated into Health Education curriculum - trip to museum, reaction papers, journals, study groups and public display.

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