Diversity

Diversity

Anti-Racist Legacy Workshop – Spring (June) 2023 & Field Trip

PURPOSE To deepen NVC faculty and staff’s understanding of historical and modern racial trauma of African Americans and reflect on current structural racism in our country to better serve each other and our students. TENTATIVE TRIP SCHEDULE Day 1 – San Antonio to Whitney Plantation & Spend the evening in New Orleans Day 2- New Orleans to

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Moving Diversity Forward Workshop Series

Diversity is one of the touchstones of Northwest Vista College. But the last few years have revealed that organizations have to go beyond surface-level diversity and actively embrace equity and inclusion to better serve students and their community, To help crack the surface, the NVC Black Lives Matter-Association and the Collaborative for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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Moving Diversity Forward – Professional Development for Employees

Diversity is one of the touchstones of Northwest Vista College. But the last few years have revealed that organizations have to go beyond surface-level diversity and actively embrace equity and inclusion to better serve students and their community, To help crack the surface, the NVC Black Lives Matter-Association and the Collaborative for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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Learning About Pride Month and Juneteenth

Pride month honors the history, accomplishments, and continuing pursuit of equality in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQI) community, including any person who identifies in the community, including non-binary, two-spirit, third-gender, asexual, and more. Why We Celebrate in June The LGBTQI movement began in the U.S. after the June 1969 police raid at

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NVC Nominated Most Promising Place to Work – Again!

Northwest Vista College has been named one of the 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) for the fourth time by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. According to the bi-weekly news magazine, Northwest Vista College was chosen as one of 24 community colleges in the nation through “a web-based survey approach to

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NVC Leads Way with Ethnic Studies Educators’ Academy

Teaching racism as a public health crisis was the theme for the first Ethnic Studies Educators’ Academy (ESEA), which is a part of the “Democratizing Racial Justice,” grant between UTSA and the Alamo Colleges. UTSA was awarded a three-year, $5 million grant, from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support community partnerships focused on advancing

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Educator Academy for Ethnic Studies

Dr. Sandra D. Garza, coordinator for the Mexican American Studies Program (MAS) at Northwest Vista College, recently coordinated an Educator Academy for Ethnic Studies as part of the Mellon Foundation grant, Democratizing Racial Justice, which is a UTSA sub-award, in which NVC is the lead community college, with SPC and SAC partnering in the initiative.

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Exploring the Lands that NVC Inhabits

In every team and department at Northwest Vista College, there are always great stories to tell that show faculty and staff going above and beyond. While it’s hard to capture every story, we hope to periodically share in this space some of the major accomplishments or projects that are taking place. Members of the executive

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Pride Zoom Backgrounds

Pride Month Zoom backgrounds:   https://www.dropbox.com/s/cku8wg4o4tssf4w/Zoom%20Background-Pride1.jpg?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/2nbw10dlpakfda2/Zoom%20Background-Pride2.jpg?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/neg6m14cmh37gcy/Zoom%20Background-Pride3.jpg?dl=0   Info on origins of Pride Month

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NVC Recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Northwest Vista College has been named one of the 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) for the third time by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. According to the bi-weekly newsmagazine, Northwest Vista College was chosen as one of 16 community colleges in the nation through “a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional

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Still Time to Volunteer for NEW NVC Diversity Council

In a year’s time, Alamo Colleges and each of the colleges have had to issue statements supporting Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and now Asian American communities against hate crimes and systemic racism. These public statements and the need for more action has sparked the creation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils at the District office and

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NVC a Key Partner on Social Justice Grant

UTSA has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant, from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support community partnerships focused on advancing a more democratic society through racial justice and social equity. The project, “Democratizing Racial Justice,” was among 16 other projects selected from 165 grant applications and the only project awarded in Texas. Democratizing

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