Elgin Community College's Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC) is hosting the eleventh in its Black Lives Matter series on Tuesday, November 1. Discussion, “Why do some students fall behind? What can we do about this? It starts at 02:00 via Zoom. Visit bit.ly/3Srsgux to register. The program is open to everyone.
"Quality education is essential to the development of communities and their citizens," says Clark Halpick, MBA, professor of business and co-chair of MAGIC. The program begins with a historical perspective to understand why some students stay, why some teachers and administrators leave, and why our students leave.
Panelists will share their insights on what their organizations are doing to combat discrimination.
• David Castro, PhD, Director of Partnership Sustainability, Grow Your Own Teachers, Illinois;
• Norma De La Rosa, Manager of Recruitment and Scholarly Support, Golden Apple Scholars Program;
• Vernez Edghill-Walden, Dr.
• Theresa Lance, EdD, Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Innovation, Elgin Area School District U-46;
• Anthony Ramos, ED, Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, ECC;
• Parul Raval, Ed.D., Professor of Education, ECC;
• Lt. Jim Rosher, Community Engagement, Elgin Police Service;
• April Wells, talent coordinator, U-46 and CEO and founder of Well Suited Solutions, an education equity company; And
• Charles Wells, MSW, Social Worker, U-46 and founder of Well's Fit Solutions
"Having worked in almost every discipline (student, graduate student, faculty, staff, and administrator), I know that many of you have been involved in this fight for equity for a long time," said Susan Tim Ed. .D. . Associate Professor of Commerce and MAGIC. "We are delighted to see renewed interest in ensuring sustainable systemic change for the benefit of all."
Magic asks participants to listen respectfully to the voices they share.
Throughout the event, comments and questions can be submitted in a virtual chat room. At the end of the program some questions from the discussion will be answered.
After this point there will be opportunities for those who want to share their experiences.
The Magic Black Lives Matters series is presented in partnership with Elgin Police, BEST (Black Employee Support Group), ECC Police Department, ECC Renner Academic Library, Student Life and TIDE (Teaching/Teaching Inclusion, Diversity and Equity). Gail Borden Department and Public Library.
The hearing will be recorded and then made available to the public.
ECC's Multicultural and International Initiatives Committee aims to create an inclusive college environment by providing and supporting multicultural learning experiences at Elgin Community College and District 509 to prepare students for success in a diverse community.