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For more information, please contact Alfreda Stroman,  Dean of Campus Diversity  stromana@sandhills.edu

Diversity Inclusion Calendar Highlights

July Highlights

7/2Black American: Thurgood Marshall – birthday of the civil rights leader and first Black Supreme Court justice

7/4Independence Day (also known as the Fourth of July), a United States federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The original 13 American colonies declared independence from Britain and established themselves as a new nation known as the United States of America.

7/6Tibetan: 14th Dalai Lama – marks the birth of Tibet’s leader in exile, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

7/6Women, Mexican: Frida Kahlo – birthday of painter, one of the best-known artists of the 20th century

7/8-9 – (sundown to sundown): The Martyrdom of the Bab, a day when Bahá’í observe the anniversary of the Báb’s execution in Tabriz, Iran, in 1850. July 11: St. Benedict Day, the feast day of St. Benedict celebrated by some Christian denominations.

7/11 – World Population Day, an observance established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program. The annual event is designed to raise awareness of global population issues.

7/15 – St. Vladimir of the Great Day, feast day for St. Vladimir celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches.

7/17Islamic: The Hajj – annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, required by all able Muslims at least once in their lifetime.

7/18Nelson Mandela International Day, launched on July 18, 2009, in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday via unanimous decision of the U.N. General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices: “It is in your hands now.” It is more than a celebration of Mandela’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to honor his life’s work and to change the world for the better. Nelson Mandela – birthday of civil rights leader, and South Africa’s first black president.

7/23 – The birthday of Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia whom the Rastafarians consider to be their savior.

7/24Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Pioneer Day – official holiday celebrated in Utah, marking the arrival of founder Brigham Young in the Salt Lake area

7/26Americans with Disabilities Act – outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities. Disability Independence Day, celebrating the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

7/30 – International Day of Friendship, proclaimed in 2011 by the U.N. General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

Corona Virus – or Corona Bias? In uncertain times we need to make sure we are thinking more deeply about our reactions to those around us. Our short video helps to give us all a little nudge in an uncertain world, particularly in a working environment – office or remote.  Click here to view: The Corona Bias 

Ted Talk links on the Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom:

John Lewis

Bryan Stevenson

Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students:

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States | Fernanda Ponce | TEDxDeerfield

A Conversation About Growing Up Black

A Conversation With White People On Race

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias

SCC recognizes Dr. Cynthia McDonald, the first African American Female instructor


SCC Diversity Committee Members 2020-2021
Associate Professor Madie Ash
Associate Dean Kimberly Blue
Professor Sarah Bumgarner
Faculty Secretary Dana Cuellar
Professor Matthew Dial
AVP Human Resources Wendy Dodson
VP Germaine Elkins
HR Specialist Marina Figueroa
Sociology Instructor
Dr. Maulin (Chris) Herring
Associate Professor Johnnerlyn Johnson
Professor Cathy Kruska
Dr. Celethia McMillian
Instructor Alex Patti
Associate Professor William "Bill" Pope
Professor Daniel Regalado
Instructor Sue Sheets
Professor Nevius Toney
Dean Julie Voigt
Professor Kim Wade
Associate Professor Wei Xiong
SCC Ethnic Race Demographics    
Count% of TotalCount% of Total
Am Ind1363%60.02
Asian531%1less than 1%
Foreign10less than 1%00
Hawaiin/Pac Isl8less than 1%00
Multi Races2034%00
Grand Total4588264
SCC Gender %    
Count% of TotalCount% of Total