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KVCC Foundation grant spurs dialogue on race, diversity

            Last semester, the foundation board approved a $2,200 grant, submitted by Marie Rogers, Helen Palleschi and Daniel Cunningham on behalf of the Instructional Development Advisory Committee. 

            It is co-funding a three-hour workshop for faculty on “What the Best College Teachers Do to Promote Inclusion.”  Instructor Jan White is leading those sessions on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. in the lower level of the Center for New Media, on March 16 same time and same place, and ditto on April 20.

The grant also led to the purchase of 50 copies of Beverly Tatum’s book titled “Can We Talk About Race.” Instructor Marie Rogers will be leading those talks according to the following schedule:

v  March 19 at noon in Room 7334 on the Texas Township Campus

v  March 24 at 7 a.m., same location

v  March 25 at noon in the lower level of the Center for New Media

v  March 25 at 3 p.m. in Room 7334

v  April 14 at 7 a.m. in Room 7334

v  April 15 at noon in the lower level of the Center for New Media

v  April 15 at 3 p.m. in Room 7334.

v  April 16 at noon in Room 7334.

            All these discussions orchestrated by the Faculty Success Center will help lay the groundwork for the Kalamazoo Valley Museum hosting a major exhibition on race in the fall of 2010.  The exhibit will be the focal point for a communitywide examination of the racial issues that too often tarnish the nation’s democracy and Constitution.

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