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Intercultural Center

Welcome! The Intercultural Center was developed to provide safe and brave spaces for historically minoritized and marginalized groups on campus with the goal of increased diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Intercultural Center (ICC) will serve as:

  • a resource for the campus community while placing the experiences of diverse and historically minoritized and marginalized groups at the center. ​
  • a dynamic learning space with deliberate programming and opportunities to support all members of COC with the goal of increased diversity, equity, and inclusion.​
  • a safe space where the goal is expression without fear of repercussion, and a brave space where expressions are both, validated and challenged.​
  • a place to meet, build community, and serve as another access point/bridge to existing resources.Diversity is crucial in assuring that we can understand each other in deeper ways that help keep us humble and open to the fact that the world does not only revolve around our beliefs. It can help develop us into better people, as it increases our understanding of human nature. The importance of diversity itself can benefit us in all aspects of our lives. 

Celebrating Black History Month

BHM 2024

Join us for a funfilled February!

If any students would like to get involved in these efforts please contact Brandon Ashford, Brandon.Ashford@canyons.edu or Ciara Asberry, Ciara.Asberry@canyons.edu 

We hope to see you all there!

  • We have embedded below our campus event calendar. You can use the "search function" to find events meaningful to you. We've highlighted a few events you may want to explore in our featured events section below to assist you in your search. 

     

  • To see watch professional development trainings please click on the zoom recording button located on the right side. A complete list of all events can be found here.

     Event

     Date and Time

     Location or Link

    Roe…A Campus Discussion

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Zoom Recording

    On Account of Sex: A Campus Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Discussion

    Wednesday, March 22, 2022

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Zoom Recording  

    Love & Equality-The Muslim Experience

    Thursday, March 10, 2022

    Time:  2:30-3:30 P.M.

    Zoom Recording

     

    Celebrating Multiculturalism through Poetry and Literature

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

    Zoom Recording

    Moving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forward in Corporate America

    Wed.,September 29 2021

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM




    Zoom Recording

     

    Zoom Recording

    "Undocumented Student Week of Action (Know Your Rights)"

    October 20, 2020

    Zoom Recording

     

    Zoom Recording

     

  • To see past events please click on the zoom recording button located on the right side. A complete list of all events can be found here.

     Event

     Date and Time

     Location or Link

    ICC Opening

    November 30, 2020

    Zoom Recording

    Alliances Open House 

    November 30, 2020

      Zoom Recording

    Equity In Education

    September 29, 2020

    Zoom Recording  

    STILL Tired of Teaching to Little Black Boxes…the Conversation Continues

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Zoom Recording

    Birth of Hip Hop / Evolution of Hip Hop / Where it all began

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

    Zoom Recording  

     COC Lunch and Learn

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    12:30pm - 1:30pm 

    CalWORKs/EOPS/CARE

    Zoom Recording

     

    Celebrating Multiculturalism through Poetry and Literature

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

    Zoom Recording

     

  • To see past events please click on the zoom recording button located on the right side. A complete list of all events can be found here.

     Event

     Date and Time

     Location or Link

    ICC Opening

    November 30, 2020

    Zoom Recording

    Alliances Open House 

    November 30, 2020

    Zoom Recording Zoom Recording

    Equity In Education

    September 29, 2020

    Zoom Recording  

    STILL Tired of Teaching to Little Black Boxes…the Conversation Continues

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Zoom Recording

    Birth of Hip Hop / Evolution of Hip Hop / Where it all began

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

    Zoom Recording  

     COC Lunch and Learn

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    12:30pm - 1:30pm 

    CalWORKs/EOPS/CARE

    Zoom Recording

     

    Celebrating Multiculturalism through Poetry and Literature

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

    Zoom Recording

     

  • To see past events please click on the zoom recording button located on the right side. A complete list of all events can be found here.

    Title

     Format and Author

      Link or ISBN number

    Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

    Book: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

    Go!

    The Racism Right Before Our Eyes - There is implicit bias — and then there is behavior like this

     Article: Jamelle Bouie

    Go!

     

  • Title

    Description

      Link or Location

    Student Services Homepage

     A COC webpage that lists all of our college student services offices and websites

    Go!

    Dreamers Together Homepage

    A COC webpage supporting DACA, AB 540, Undocumented,  and Out of Status students.

    Go!

     

    Equity Minded Practitioners

    A group dedicated to addressing disproportionate impact by reviewing institutional practices to identify and help resolve equity gaps.  

    Go!

    Equity In Education

    A video recording of a discussion on Equity within Education - led by Brandon Ashford, Julie Johnson, and Robert Wonser

    Go!

    Undocumented Students Resource

    Supporting Undocumented Students: Important Points for Allies

    By: Esther Villegas-Sandoval, Faculty, Sociology

    Go!

    Ted Talk - All Student Allyship Resource

    Ted Talk: The Danger of Silence

    By: Clint Smith

    Go!

     

    Trans Students Allyship

    10 Misconceptions Every Trans Ally Needs to Understand

    By: Brynn Tannehill

    Go!

    White Allies Resource

    White People, Please Stop Declaring Yourself Allies

    By: Ernest Owens

    Go!

     

    White Allies Resource

    The Role of ‘Privileged’ Allies in the Struggle for Social Justice

    By: Angeliki Fanouria Giannaki

     

    Go!

     Allyship at Work Resource 

    Allyship in the workplace Ted Talk 

    By: Melinda Epler 

     

    Go!

     

     The Power Of Diversity

    The Key to Unlocking the Power of Diversity

    By: Sheree Atcheson

    Go!

    The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History 

    A quick look into Cherokee History, accompanied by supporting documents.

     

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Featured Events and Photos: 

ICC Grand Opening 

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Dolores Huerta: A Lifelong Activist 

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