Palomar College has adopted an action plan to support our African-American/Black community and to further Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the District. These action items were developed collaboratively with Palomar students, staff, and faculty and with input from our Umoja Scholars. We are committed to these measurable Calls to Action and will work diligently to implement them as we develop a culture of Antiracism at Palomar. The information provided below shows the annual progress Palomar College is making on the goal of building an antiracist framework. This work is collaborative and involves staff, faculty, and students with the ultimate goal of furthering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the District.
Racial Equity for Police Reform50%
Space for African American/Black Students50%
Hiring of Black/African Americans25%
Hiring Diverse Faculty25%
Audit Classroom Climate50%
Professional Development Training100%
African American/Black Employee Protections10%
African American/Black Graduation100%
EDI Action Group100%
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Haben Girma, honored by heads of state and named a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama, urges the importance of access to higher education. Continue to article.
On March 30 of this year, the journal Inside Higher Education reported that, to date, there have been a record 238 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in state legislatures across the country… Continue Reading: Palomar College Pride Center Condemns Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in Texas, Florida, and Elsewhere.
In Fall 2021 a book club was formed called “Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions”, this group was facilitated by Cynthia Cordova, Eduardo Aguilar, and Dr. Hossna Sadat-Ahadi. The purpose of the… Continue Reading: Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution- Recommendations for Palomar College
Join the Undocumented Student Support team in creating awareness and support of Palomar College undocumented students. Multiple state wide webinars Statewide Webinars are available through the chancellors office website. In addition… Continue Reading: Celebrating Undocumented Students during the week of action: October 18-22, 2021
October is National Disability Awareness Month in the United States. Palomar College Disability Resource Center (DRC) https://www.palomar.edu/drc/ is hosting events to create awareness and recognize the value of our diverse workforce… Continue Reading: Disability Awareness Month: October
Activity Update May 2021 The Academy developed and introduced more verbal communication skills into its curriculum that go far beyond the mandates of our state accrediting agency (POST). Including overview… Continue Reading: Palomar College Police Academy Update
On March 4, 2021, Patricia Sinay addressed student, staff, faculty and the community in a discussion regarding redistricting and the difference between empowering and maximizing voters voices and how redistricting… Continue Reading: Patricia Sinay- California Independent Redistricting Commissioner engages Palomar College Students
Dr. Jack Kahn and Dr. Hossna Sadat Ahadi delivered a vibrant presentation on Palomar’s Antiracist Framework at the February 22, 2021, Foundation Board of Directors meeting. The Foundation Board members… Continue Reading: Foundation Board of Directors engage in Palomar’s antiracist framework
Palomar College Asian Pacific Alliance in Higher Education (APAHE) vehemently rejects these ignorant and hateful acts of violence against the API community.
APAHE Statement 2/22/2021 Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation has seen an increase in hate crimes against our Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. In 2020, the Stop… Continue Reading: Palomar College Asian Pacific Alliance in Higher Education (APAHE) vehemently rejects these ignorant and hateful acts of violence against the API community.
On December 4, 2020, Palomar College students led a Phi Theta Kappa Antiracism Student College Project. Over 100+ students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members attended this empowering and liberating racial healing… Continue Reading: Phi Theta Kappa Antiracism Student College Project
Senate President Rocco Versaci shared the following about the hard work of Alex Doyle Bauer and Hossna Sadat Ahadi, as well as the many contributions from our faculty, the “Equity… Continue Reading: Equity Teaching Practices & Resources at Palomar College
The ESL Department at Palomar College supports and stands in solidarity with our BILPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color) students and colleagues and Palomar College’s Call to Action,… Continue Reading: ESL Department joins the Palomar community in a statement of solidarity.
President Kahn and the EDI Advisory team presented to the Board of Trustees a summary of work being done at Palomar College toward building an Antiracist culture. Please see the… Continue Reading: EDI Advisory Team provide update to the Board of Trustees
Please join the PC3H in remembering and recognizing the lost lives of those in our transgender community on November 19th at 3 pm. Please sign up on the provided link:… Continue Reading: TRANS DAY of Remembrance sponsored by PC3H
This November at the ASCCC our colleagues Hossna Sadat Ahadi and Luis Guerrero present “Decolonizing Your Syllabus, an Anti-Racist Guide for Your College” Congratulations on this great work and for… Continue Reading: Addressing equity and antiracism through the Decolonization of your Syllabus
Pride Center Solidarity Statement with BLM “In a racist society, it is not enough not to be racist. It is necessary to be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis Palomar College’s Pride… Continue Reading: Palomar College Pride Center expresses solidarity with BLM
The Palomar College Library has created the Undocumented Student Library guide https://palomar.libguides.com/c.php?g=1090945&p=7956042 page online. Students, staff, faculty, leaders, and community members at Palomar College can access virtual resources on this page related… Continue Reading: Palomar College Library provides resources for Undocumented Students
The Palomar College Library has created the pride guide page https://palomar.libguides.com/PRIDEGuide online in partnership with the Pride Center on campus. Students, staff, faculty, leaders, and community members at Palomar College… Continue Reading: Palomar College Library provides resources for LGBTQIA+ community.
Palomar College Phi Theta Kappa will be presenting their Antiracism Student College Project. The event will be held on Friday 12/4/2020 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.virtually online. Palomar College students will share their experiences… Continue Reading: Antiracism Student College Project: Presented by Phi Theta Kappa
On Monday, October 26th, the Palomar College Faculty Senate endorsed an antiracism statement, showing their continued commitment in support of students, faculty, staff, and the Palomar community. See the statement… Continue Reading: Faculty Senate endorses AntiRacism at Palomar College
Please watch: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/t-UOj8TGQ8ovBod2jEUhxJjafU5tCe46GvKlp1vl9MBwlOP4OxPHxiulnYYkWs4.wxMtKtu3RmlvrmSo?startTime=1601589629000
The Palomar Pride center is hosting an event to discuss the importance of voting and LGBTQ-friendly candidates. Allies are welcome! Please register here.
Palomar College is officially on the CA Ballot Bowl leader board amongst all other CA Community Colleges for registering students to vote with a total of 102. Please see link: https://caballotbowl.sos.ca.gov/. … Continue Reading: Palomar College is officially on the CA Ballot Bowl leader board!
The Sociology discipline of Palomar College stands in solidarity with our Black students and colleagues. Sociology offers a critical lens through which we analyze and shine a light on forms… Continue Reading: Sociology Department Offers Another Powerful Voice of Solidarity!
Our credit ESL program was featured in the California Acceleration Project publication CAPacity Gazette July issue pages 14-15, “Palomar Leads in AB 705 Implementation for English Language Learners” Go ESL… Continue Reading: Palomar’s ESL program named as a leader by California Acceleration Project
Hey folks! This video summarizes our 20-21 action items- check it out!
Thew English department has provided this powerful narrative in support of our Antiracist efforts. Thank you so much for these words! — English Department Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion… Continue Reading: English Department Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Child Development Department at Palomar College supports our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students and colleagues and stands in solidarity with contemporary movements in raising awareness of widespread… Continue Reading: Child Development Department Shares Strong Solidarity Statement
Associate Dean Roe has provided a letter of support from Palomar College to a project Brandman University is proposing entitled, “Integrating Tribal Nation Voices into California’s ECE Lead Teacher Preparation… Continue Reading: Integrating Tribal Nation Voices in Early Childhood Education
The first regional meeting of police academies from: Imperial Valley, Miramar, Palomar, Southwestern, and Grossmont has been scheduled. The Goal: To align our region’s Police Academies to enhance POST-mandated cultural… Continue Reading: First Regional Police Academy meeting scheduled!
A powerful video created by faculty, staff and the good folks at PCTV was aired at this year’s fall plenary. The video documents faculty and staff of color’s experiences with… Continue Reading: Powerful Plenary video kicks off Plenary & Antiracist Action at Palomar College
Palomar College represents at San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges
Attached you will find the printed newsletter from San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. You may notice some great representatives from Palomar College! Congratulations… Continue Reading: Palomar College represents at San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges
Regional Strong Workforce funds were allocated to Palomar College to offer a Student Success and Retention Institute that supported 21 faculty from across several CTE and non-CTE disciplines. The Institute… Continue Reading: Student Success and Retention Institute
The Counseling Department has released this encouraging Testimonial in support of Black Lives matter. Thank you so much for supporting this effort! The faculty and staff in the Counseling Division… Continue Reading: Counseling Department Releases Testimonial in Support of Black Lives Matter
Student groups Umoja and Puente have provided these supportive statements for Black Lives Matter. Thank you so much to the students and faculty leadership for these organizations! Dear Palomar Community,… Continue Reading: Umoja & Puente Provide Testimonials for Black Lives Matter
Our Library program has provided this strong testimonial in support of Black Lives Matter. Much thanks to our colleagues who wrote this and shared it with the campus. The faculty… Continue Reading: Library & Information Technology Program Shares Black Lives Matter Testimonial
Our American Indian Studies program has provided this powerful testimonial in support of Black Lives Matter. A huge thanks to our colleagues who wrote this and shared it with the… Continue Reading: American Indian Studies Program Provides Powerful Testimonial
Palomar Black Faculty and Staff Association is up and running. Our mission is to provide a place of solitude to further the work and interests of Black faculty, staff, and… Continue Reading: Palomar Black Faculty and Staff Association Up and Running!
PTK is involved in a research action project in supporting equity and elevating antiracism efforts at Palomar College and in the North County community. Everyone is welcome to join!
On Friday, Aug. 14, more than a dozen students (15 in all) around San Diego County opened their computers and logged into a unique celebration, held on Zoom, to mark… Continue Reading: Transitions Summer Program – Doing Equity Work
This August 2020, the Empowered Women channel launched on Microsoft Teams. Around November 2020, no date confirmed yet, Palomar College will be hosting a virtual event for the American Association… Continue Reading: Empowered Women Projects at Palomar this Fall
The Palomar College Fall 2020 plenary event was designed with a strong focus on two areas, online teaching and institutionalizing antiracism. For our first day of plenary, several of our… Continue Reading: Plenary 2020 Dedicated to Antiracism Work & Action
Recently, Lawrence Lawson stepped down from his role as co-chair of the governance task force. In summary, he did so to make room for staff and faculty who identify as Black,… Continue Reading: Governance Task Force Pauses for Equity Input
Alexandra Doyle Bauer and Monica Diego at Palomar College created a Black Lives Matter and Asian Pacific Islander resource guide for the library. Thank you for your leadership towards racial equity… Continue Reading: Library Creates New Library Guides
We wanted to encourage everyone (faculty, staff, admin) to enroll in the Africana Studies 101 class this fall being offered by Drs Rafiki Jenkins and Martin Japtok. More information can be found here. If… Continue Reading: Africana Studies for Staff, Faculty, and Admin at Palomar College
White Allies for Antiracism at Palomar College A new group has formed at Palomar College over the summer to support antiracist efforts. This group is open to and inclusive of… Continue Reading: White Allies for Antiracism at Palomar College
This summer Palomar College held a Black Lives Matter Vigil, two Equity forums and healing circles and a region X forum to support Black Indigenous and People Of Color. Please… Continue Reading: Vigils Held For Black Lives Matter & Asian Pacific Islander Community
Palomar College is very excited about this opportunity. Being a part of this alliance will mean a sustained year-long professional development program. Each month we will get to send 5… Continue Reading: Palomar College Joins USC Equity Alliance
Drs. Hossna Sadat and Luis Guerrero are presenting at this years plenary on methods to decolonize ones syllabus to make it within the antiracist framework. They will be working with… Continue Reading: Decolonizing Syllabi & Institutionalizing at Palomar College
The administrators and classified staff have adopted a policy to require all interviews for admin and staff to require an antiracist question pre-interview to assess new applicants dedication to antiracism. In… Continue Reading: Required Antiracist Question(s) For Administrators and Staff & Next Steps
This summer Dr Kahn presented a Prop-M proposal to the board for a Guided Pathways success project that would include a Welcome Center & Retention center. The Retention center is… Continue Reading: Prop-M Proposal Includes Recommendation for Student Spaces
PCTV Antiracist Video Project As we continue to build an antiracist culture at Palomar College, we want to capture the incredible work, impactful testimonials, and active collaboration that is going… Continue Reading: PCTV to Document Antiracist Actions at Palomar College
Please see the Police Academy Diversity statement for more detail as to work that has been done on these issues through the years . Summer Updates Include: Palomar College Police… Continue Reading: Summer 2020 Updates For The Police Academy
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #1 Objective: Improve and include race-conscious and race-based training for current Palomar police department officers and students in public safety programs.
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #2 Objective: Identify a designated space for African American/Black students at Palomar College (mirroring the Pride and Veterans Center).
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #3 Objective: Hiring more faculty, staff, administrators who are African American/Black.
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #4 Objective: Hiring full-time faculty for Africana Studies who are authentically engaged in Black consciousness.
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #5 Objective: Audit classroom climate. Create action plans to implement inclusive classroom and equity-minded teaching.
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #6 Objective: Provide professional development training specifically addressing support for our African American/Black students and promoting antiracism in curriculum and teaching to ensure action is… Continue Reading: Professional Development Training
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #7 Objective: Ensure African American/Black employees are protected contractually and are included in decision-making processes.
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #8 Objective: Host get out the vote campaign and contextualize the history of voting rights.
Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #9 Objective: Have celebratory graduation for African American/Black students on campus.