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Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Dignity, Honor, Respect

Indigenous Peoples’ Day serves to honor the resilience and inherent sovereignty of indigenous people in the United States. CCBC is proud to join campuses, cities, and states around the country in enriching our understanding of the historical contributions made by indigenous people who have, for centuries, been misrepresented and left out of our textbooks. Today, we recognize the native heritage…

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Community colleges bring equity to higher education

The role of community colleges in bringing equity to higher education is all the more crucial after the Supreme Court‘s ruling against affirmative action. Community colleges remain proud pillars of access to all students, regardless of race, age, gender or other potentially segregating elements. In the July 9 edition of The Baltimore Banner, my comments on the Supreme Court’s ruling…

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in Celebrations, Community, Diversity, Holiday, LGBTQ+, Students

Honoring the Month of Pride

Pride Month is a representation of togetherness that commemorates the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on society. Stemming from the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, Pride Month celebrations have taken on a variety of forms from parades and parties to marches and rallies. Iconic figures such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are memorialized for their protests in…

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Celebrating Juneteenth

It seems right to borrow the words of the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch III, who dubbed Juneteenth both a local story and a national one. “For me it’s an opportunity to both look back but to look ahead to make sure that that notion of freedom and the fragility of…

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A month of joy and tragedy

This past week, while many celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends, the Colorado Springs community was experiencing heartbreak. Five people were shot and 23 wounded in an attack on the LGBTQ+ community at Club Q. While we continue to witness wanton slaughter against individual groups, I write to affirm that we at CCBC stand strong with our many colleagues and students…

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Indigenous Peoples Day: Dignity, Honor, Respect

A national decree in 1934 declared a day in October as Columbus Day.  Last year, President Biden issued a proclamation announcing the celebration of Indigenous Peoples to coincide with that day, this year being October 10.  I doubt that celebrating Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day on the same day is intended as a slight to the Italian American community. …

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