Kalamazoo Valley Community College

SHARE Recognized for Anti-Racism Efforts

09/24/2012

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Kalamazoo Valley’s SHARE group (Seeking to Have Anti-Racist Environment) received a ROAR (Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism) award at the ERAC/Ce (Eliminating Racism and Claiming and Celebrating Equality) awards banquet in September.

This award was given for SHARE’s work in promoting anti-racism within the college community. The group meets monthly to discuss issues related to anti-bias, anti-racism with in the institution and what the group can do to promote anti-bias, anti-racism.

“The award was a wonderful community recognition of the work that is ongoing at Kalamazoo Valley regarding anti-bias, anti-racism,” said Marie Rogers, who co-leads the group with Denise Miller.

More than 90 Kalamazoo Valley employees have attended a 2 1/2 day workshop, "Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism." Employees who have attended the workshop are invited to become a part of the SHARE group.

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Friday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 7334 at Texas Township. Once each semester, the group’s meetings are held in Room 75 at the Center for New Media. The group is currently reading and discussing the book, “Everyday Anti-Racism.” During September, the group attended the Summit on Racism. The October meeting will be at the CNM and next meeting will be on Dec. 7 in Room 7334.

All are welcome to attend the initial workshop and then become involved in SHARE. For more information or to become involved, contact Marie Rogers or Denise Miller.