Administration

Diversity Initiatives & Events

2018 - 2019

Interfaith Dialogue

Panel discussion presented by the DMAC and ADH (Arts, Design, & Humanities) With representatives from Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Protestant Christianity, Unitarian Universalism, and Islam. 

April 11, 2019 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Together Manatee Community Rooms - Bldg. 3-143/146. Bradenton Campus.

 

 Gender Inequality (Lecture):  

“The 51% Minority: From Lower Wages to Memes and Misogyny, Gender Inequity Persists in the 21st Century.”

Jennifer Bieselin, associate professor, speech and communication, will present “The 51% Minority: From Lower Wages to Memes and Misogyny, Gender Inequity Persists in the 21st Century.” The lecture will examine a range of research and provide real-life examples of how gender inequity is manifested within society, culture and institutions. Bieselin will also offer practical solutions for combating gender disparity.

March 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm. Building 27, Room 105, Bradenton Campus.

 

Women's History Month

Showcase of documentaries about the history of women's rights, displays of books and movies by famous women, and showcase of films with women's directors. Libraries in all three campuses.

March 4th-30th, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Showcase: Library Forum, Bldg. 3-108. Bradenton Campus

 

"The Vagina Monologues" (Play)

For 20 years, "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls. Venice Campus, Library Building 300, Room 307.

February 14th, 2019Venice Campus, Library Building 300, Room 307.

 

"Visiting Mr. Green" (Play)

The play by Jeff Baron will be presented by the Lemon Bay Playhouse and hosted by Speech & Communications professor Nicolette Mason. Followed by a Q&A.

February 13th, 2019. 12:00pm. Selby Room. Venice Campus.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speeches

"I Have a Dream" and other famous speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be shown in the big screen in the Library Forum, Bradenton Campus, during the week of MLK Day.

January 21-25, 2019. Library Forum, Bldg. 3-108. Bradenton Campus

 

MLK Day of Service 2019

Community service day. January 21st, 2019, at various community centers and organizations. SCF employees and students volunteer for a day of service.

January 21st, 2019 - Various locations.

 

 

 

Past Initiatives

2016 - 2017

Jazz Picnic:

Bradenton Campus. Jazz concert at the Pavilion, featuring Dr. Pete Carney and the SCF Big Band, as well as Bayshore High School and Braden River High School Jazz Bands.

Marriage Equality Panel:

Venice Campus. Discussions and panelists presentations on the impact of legal marriage for LGBT couples.

Embracing Our Differences / Dr. Seuss Day:

Community partnership with Embracing Our Differences and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level reading. Featuring SCF employees visiting local elementary schools to read Dr. Seuss books.

 

2015 - 2016

MLK Day of Service

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, instead of taking a "day off", SCF members of the faculty and staff had a "day on" performing service to the community. The DMAC served by providing repairs and landscaping to the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota.

Latino-Americans: 500 Years of History

The SCF Library obtained a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to present a series of film screenings, storytelling night, and oral histories events related to the history of Latinos in the U.S.

 

 2013 - 2014

1st Annual SCF Black History & Culture Brain Bowl
SCFCS Diversity Club and SCF Diversity Multicultural Awareness Committee sponsored the 1st Annual SCF Black History & Culture Brain Bowl, where we tested SCF employees and SCFCS students knowledge of African-American history and culture.

Increasing Awareness of LGBT Culture and Resources:
Panel discussion led by Rev. Charles Tigard, Church of the Trinity on the resources available in our community on the LGBT culture, and hear first-hand experiences from members of the community with diverse backgrounds.

 LGBT

 2012-2013

Korean BBQ and Dance Demonstration:
SCF’s Diversity / Multicultural Awareness Committee hosted on the Bradenton campus a Korean BBQ and dance demonstration / lesson during the 2013 Spring Fling.  Funds raised from this event will be used towards the “Student Book Scholarship”.  Special Thank You to all who participated in making this event a great success for our students.
Interfaith Series: Secular Humanism- Humanists of Sarasota Bay members David Helgager and Lou Altman led a presentation and discussion on secular humanism.
Traveling Art Show:
2012 Embracing our Differences artwork & quotes.
Education Under Fire
: Is Education a Crime?  Informative screening of a powerful 30-minute documentary and panel discussion about the Iranian government's denial, for ideological and religious reasons, of the right to higher education.  Post film discussion with panelists from local spiritual assemblies of the Baha'is of Manatee and Sarasota counties.
2012-2013: Embracing our Differences:
Call for artwork and quotes.  SCF submissions selected for exhibit.  
Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 - Climate Control:
Racial Profiling Panel: Trevor Harvey - Sarasota Chapter NAACP, Jeanette Ocasio - Unidos Now, Howard Tevlowitz - Jewish Federation of Sarasota - Manatee, Shiraz Hassan - Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton
Understanding Student Veterans: Q & A Panel Discussion
Brown vs. Board of Education: Documentary and discussion, video provided by METV.  The story of Brown vs. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage.  When the people agreed to be plaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history.  The people who make up this story were ordinary people.  They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally.
Interfaith Presentation Series: Buddhism: Enlightening interfaith presentation on Buddhism by Gen Kelsang Demo, an American Kadampa Buddhist nun.

 

 

Dance lesson

 DMAC event

 

 

 DMAC     

2011-2012

Fall/Spring Film Series: To Kill a Mockingbird, Hey Boo, To Kill a Mocking Bird Documentary, Senator Obama Goes To Africa, Wrong Side of the Bus, Happy Feet 2. 
PaRaDise: Experience Judaism from the Physical:  A discussion led by Rabbi Dan. 
Interfaith Series #1: Buddhist Series:Understanding of Self and Others.- Gen Demo
Interfaith Series #2 – Judaism: PaRaDise: Experience Judaism from the Physical.- A 4-part discussion led by Rabbi Dan.
Interfaith Series #3- Christian Panel –Representing Presbyterian, Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ.
Peace Corps Celebrations: Bradenton Campus- Various Speakers
Hinduism Dialogue-A Skype chat with Dr. K.P Jaikiran live from India
Disability Awareness and Etiquette Workshop:Bradenton and Venice
Art Gallery Reception-Displaying Framed SCF Artwork and Quote for Embracing our Differences competition.
Latin Dance Exhibit- Dance Lesson provided by Kathy Woodward 

2010-11

Just as I Am: The Life, The Times, The Voice of Mahalia Jackson: Sharon Scott performance presenting the life and times of preeminent late gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.  The inspiring musical, which includes 22 Jackson favorites, follows her rise to fame while dealing with her struggles in the segregated South of the early 20th century.
Bradenton ALSO Event : Presentation and discussion surrounding vital issues facing the gay community.

Interfaith

“Through the Tunnel” Film and discussion: Film and discussion led by Judge Adams and Henry Lawrence, a Lincoln alumnus who went on to have a legendary NFL career.
Interfaith Dialogue Panel:  Featuring a discussion led by panelists from different walks of faith with the purpose of increasing our understanding of each other’s religion.
Circles of Belonging: ½ day diversity workshop presented by Valencia College's Circles of Belonging diversity training team to train SCF's managers through the LEX (Leadership in Excellence) program.
Manasota Diversity Conference: Working with leaders in the community to create and enhance values of diversity, educate and empower leaders, and promote inclusion and respect in schools, workplaces, and communities.

ALSO event

 2009-10

Bradenton and Venice Multicultural Potluck:  Proceeds benefit the DMAC Book Scholarship
“Viva La Causa": Documentary film on reserve for faculty.
Disability Awareness Events: Disability Resource Center worked with various faculty on incorporating disability awareness into the classroom.
"A Mercy" book, Author Toni Morrison: Book discussion including staff and faculty from all campuses.

Native American Heritage Event: Gabe Horn and Amy Krout-Horn presented on Native American culture.
Venice Peace Corps Presentation: Presenters shared experiences as Peace Corps volunteers in Afghanistan, Brazil, Niger and Paraguay.
2010-11 Book Scholarship Winners: $100 scholarship rewarded to one Bradenton and one Venice student using earnings from Multicultural Potluck events.

2008-09

Disability Awareness Weeks: Simulated disabilities on participating individuals to illustrate both the environmental barriers and strategies for overcoming barriers for people with disabilities.
Venice Multicultural Potluck: Proceeds benefiting the DMAC Book Scholarship 

 

womeninleadership

Summarized Diversity Survey: Dispersed survey to SCF and created SCF’s definition of diversity based on survey results.
Film Series Films included: To Each His Own Cinema, Shadow Magic, Ethnic Notions, Body and Soul, Nothing But a Man, Miracle at St. Anna, Fire, Earth, Water, The Wave.  Created a “Student Essay Contest” ($50 to winner) focusing on how the film helped the student understand or appreciate diversity in a new way.
Created DMAC committee logo: Worked with Sue Wyar’s marketing class to create a logo design. Selected logo designed by Michael Rothgeb, MCC graduate '08.
Created two “Student Book Scholarships” : $100 scholarship rewarded to one Bradenton and one Venice student using earnings from Multicultural Potluck events.

 

 

 

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