Events

Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria Book Club Debrief
Dr. Beverly Tatum 

August 25, 2020 12-1PM
This past month, the campus got together to read and discuss Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. We were so lucky to have the author and 9th President of Spelman College, Dr. Beverly Tatum, come discuss her work, answer questions, and give us some advice on how to move forward to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. 

Street Evangelists and Queer Prophets: Abolitionist Legacies in the Movement for Black Lives
Ahmad Greene-Hayes

August 13, 2020 12-1PM

This talk reflects the religious sensibilities of Black radical activists and political organizers as a critical opportunity to reflect on the longstanding interconnectedness of Black religions and Black radicalisms. Looking back just fifty years to the Stonewall Riots and the mobilizations of such persons as Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, two transgender women with expressed theological and spiritual commitments, will incite critical conversation in this contemporary moment on the place of the sacred in social movements and the crises undergirding Black radical politics.

Street Evangelists and Queer Prophets: Abolitionist Legacies in the Movement for Black Lives w/ Ahmad Greene-Hayes
White Fragility Book Club Debrief

Dr. Nolan Cabrera 
July 27, 2020 12-1PM
After reading White Fragility, we will reflected with Dr. Cabrera as he shared  his concept of White Immunity, or the social inoculation that White people receive as a result of being White in a systemically racist society.

STEMinar Speaker

Dr. Jade Sasser
July 21, 2020 12-1PM
Associate Professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. Dr. Sasser is engaged in three research projects: the first explores the impact of climate change-related emotions on young people's current and future reproductive plans; the second investigates the roles of gender and power in everyday household fuel use, specifically biomass use, in Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Madagascar; and the third project, in partnership with the NAACP, analyzes the role of gender justice in American climate justice organizations' work.

STEMinar: Professor Jade Sasser
Decoding Diversity and The History of BLM for CCE Townhall

Dr. Hanna Song and Monique Thomas
July 17, 2020.  11- 1PM

This dual workshop covers sharing common definitions of subjective concepts and terms like diversity, inclusion, equity, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and privilege. And asks the important question of CCE, what can we do as a community to mitigate our biases and create a campus where we can all thrive and achieve excellence? Followed by an hour of a workshop that explores the roots of why the Black Lives Matter movement exists and the historical underpinnings of racism in the US.

Asian-Americans in an Anti-Black World

Dr. Claire Jean Kim
July 13, 2020 12-1PM

This question and answer hour with Claire Jean Kim is a Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches classes on comparative race studies and human-animal studies. and is currently completing a book entitled Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World.

From Recruitment to Selection: An open forum on Caltech Undergraduate Admissions

Nikki Chun and Jarrid Whitney
July 9, 2020 12- 1PM

Through an open forum format we discussed our current recruitment strategies and practices, as well as ways that each person at Caltech is an integral part of enrolling each incoming class of students. Nikki and Jarrid share what is being done and how you can become a part of the process.


Diversity Statement Writing Workshop

Erin-Kate Escobar
July 2, 2020 12-1:30PM

Erin-Kate shares the components of what makes an effective diversity statement, why you need one, and proven tips for writing your own. This workshop also discusses strategies for creating inclusive and productive environments for all students.

Black Wall Street and Black Wealth
Monique Thomas & Dr. Leo Green
June 30, 2020 12-1PM
In the early 20th Century, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was referred to as Black Wall Street. It was a prosperous, African-American community. That would all end in violence during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Black Wall Street
Policing, the Carceral State & Black Community

Dr. Daniel Wiggins
June 19, 2020 12-1PM
Danielle Wiggins is an assistant professor of history in the Caltech Division of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). Her dissertation entitled, "Crime Capital: Public Safety, Urban Development, and Post-Civil Rights Black Politics in Atlanta," examines a central paradox in the post-Jim Crow African-American experience: the advancement of black elected officials to positions of power and simultaneous economic inequality in black communities.

Suggested Readings/Bibliography 

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Maintaining our Commitment to Justice in Unjust Times

Tim Wise
June 11, 2020 12-1PM

A session with Tim Wise and his views on anti-racism in higher education and beyond. Tim provides a historical background to better understand current events and suggests ways for us to move forward in creating an anti-racist world. 

Black Lives Matter and History of Racism for ISP

Monique Thomas 
June 4, 2020 12-1PM

This session is geared towards our international population to better understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the historical underpinnings of racism in the US.

Data Driven: Striving for Diversity & Inclusion in Surveys

Dr. Hanna Song
May 28, 2020 12-1PM

Slides for Caltech Campus: HERE
This workshops covers how to structure your demographic questions to be more inclusive when collecting data. The CCID fosters conversations about how you can capture and assess what you really want to know about your organizations and efforts.

Data Driven: Striving for Diversity & Inclusion in Surveys