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Diversity Caucus Mission

The QCC Diversity Caucus promotes the educational mission of Quinsigamond Community College and embraces social justice by advancing a campus climate that affirms the dignity and worth of each person.

The Diversity Caucus amplifies and protects the College ideal of equal rights for all people. It fosters a spirit of inclusiveness by reflecting upon the contributions of age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socioeconomic status, ethnic heritage, and sexuality. In its work, the Diversity Caucus cultivates the lifelong learning about and appreciation for diversity necessary to the realization of an enlightened and educated citizenry.

Diversity Caucus Brochure and Information 

March is Women's History Month

View our virtual slideshow as part of the annual celebration of Women's History Month and the achievements of women and their central role in U.S. history. 

All are invited to attend our virtual events and presentations offered each month.  Check back often for added events and activities.

2021-2022 Events

Dr. Raymond Winbush, Research Professor and Director of the Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State University

 Raymond Arnold Winbush aka Tikari Bioko is an American-African scholar and activist known for his systems-thinking approaches to understanding the impact of racism/white supremacy on the global African community. His writings, consultations, and research have been instrumental in understanding developmental stages in Black males, public policy and its connection to compensatory justice, relationships between Black males and females, infusion of African studies into school curricula, and the impact of hip-hop culture on the contemporary American landscape. (source:

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 12:00pm on Zoom.  


Sankofa Lecture Series - Guest Speaker - Dr. Lamont Slater

Professor Slater is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Talladega College

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 1pm on Zoom.  

View the recording of Dr. Slater's presentation


People of the Dawn

Took place November 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom

Presented virtually by the Plimoth Patuxet Museum

View the event recording


Open Mic - Creative Writers Jam

Event was held on December 1, 2021

Open Mic Flyer

Thank you to all who attended!


Mental Health and Our Criminal Justice System

Thank you to all who joined us on December 6th

Full event recording can be accessed here

Mental Health Event Flyer



Previous Events


As part of the Sankofa Lecture Series, Ms. Carlyn Ferrari presented Black Women and the Politics of Privacy on November 18, 2021.  There is no recording of the event, but all are welcome to preview the PowerPoint Presentation

The Sankofa Lecture Series presented The Imagined Future Project with Professor Barrington Edwards from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 

Held Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:30pm on Zoom.  (View event recording)





20-21 Events

  • ​Julia, Toda en Mi (Julia: All in Me) with filmmaker Ivonne Belen – Film presentation and discussion
    Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m.  ~ (Event flyer) (View Recording of Event)
  • Moving Beyond Monolingual Policy and Practice: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy to Support English Learners in Community College. (View Recording of the Event)
    Presented by Teresa Varriale González and Déborah L. González, PhD
    Wednesday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. - (Event flyer)
  • ​Poetry Jam! 
    Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.  
    Come hear our students read their original poems or other poems that they love.  All are welcome!
  • Combined Earth Day and Stand Against Racism Webinar ~ 8 Billion Angels ~ Global Documentary and Panel Discussion
    Co-hosted with the QCC Environmental Science Program
    Thursday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  • Crocodile River Music Presentation
    Part of the Social Justice Speaker Series, a project of QCC’s Sociology Department. Includes a performance by Crocodile River Music and discussion of the role of the arts in social justice. This is a great family event. 
    Friday, April 16, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ~ (Flyer and Zoom Information)

  • Sankofa Lecture Series - Dr. Lorelle Semley from Holy Cross  
    Topic: Bordeaux, Forgotten Black Metropolis . Dr. Lorelle Semley’s talk discusses the role of Black people in the making of Bordeaux, France. Known for its wine and historic architecture, the port city’s expansion since the eighteenth century was tied to the forced and free migration, artisanal labor, and intellectual work of African and Caribbean women, men, and children.
    Wednesday, April 21 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ~ (Flyer) (Watch the Video)

  • A Human Touch to Recovery:  Hector Reyes House presented by Dr. Aaron Mendel
    Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Office of Community Bridges, and the Diversity Caucus
    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. ~ (Flyer and Zoom information)
  • The President's Office Doesn't Have Afros - Present Mia Hazlett discussed hair discrimination and the Crown Act.  Through her own experiences and story-telling, Ms. Hazlett helps bring awareness to the importance of the Crown Act.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this lunchtime presentation on Monday, March 29 at 12:00pm. Recording available soon. (Watch the Video)
  • Sankofa Lecture with Dr. Anika Wilson - Thursday, March 4 - Dr. Wilson's research is on folklore & rumor as it relates to health and health care in southern Africa...her presentation will be about comparing the conspiracy theories that emerged in Malawi regarding the AIDS pandemic to conspiracy theories there regarding COVID. (Watch the Video)
  • An Afternoon with Tim Wise - A webinar with anti-racist author and speaker, Tim Wise. (Watch the Video)
  • Local Native American History Presentation - With Dr. Thomas Doughton and Mr. Colin Novick - Monday, December 7, 2020 (Watch the Video)
  • Sankofa Lecture with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (Watch the Video)
  • Sankofa Lecture with Dr. Nana Osei-Quarshie - Thursday, October 22, 2020 (Watch the Video)

Student Brave Space Conversations

Held every other Thursday at 3pm on Zoom.  For access to these sessions, check the QCC Open Door or Qmail.  (Brave Space Flyer)

2020-2021 Diversity Caucus Meetings

Open to all QCC Faculty, Staff and Students. The Caucus will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month remotely via Zoom from 2:00—3:00 p.m.  

  • September 22, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • November 24, 2020
  • January 26, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 23, 2021
  • April 27, 2021


2019 - 2020 Brave Space/Courageous Conversations:

Please note the November 6 Brave Space has been replaced with a Diversity Fare - Respect and Love. Please note the March 11 Brave Space has been replaced with the Jorge A. Sierra Presentation.

2019-2020 Events

Diversity Caucus Meetings for 2019-2020

Spring 2018 - 2019 Events

Sankofa Lecture Series - 2018-2019 Lectures

Fall 2018-2019 Events

Diversity Caucus Meetings for 2018-2019

Previous Events

  • Stand Against Racism - Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - HLC 109AB ~ Flyer
  • Sankofa Lecture Series - Monday, October 2, 1:00 p.m., 109B ~  Watch the Presentation
  • Diversity Caucus Meeting - Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 p.m., HLC101 ~ Minutes
  • Sankofa Lecture Series - Friday, November 3, 1:00 p.m., Hebert Auditorium
  • Diversity Caucus Meeting - Tuesday, November 28, 2:00 p.m., HLC101 ~ Agenda
  • I AM JAZZ Reading and Discussion - Thursday, December 7, 12:30 p.m. pizza, 1:00 p.m. presentation ~ Flyer
  • Diversity Caucus Meeting - Tuesday, January 23, 2:00 p.m., HLC101 ~ Webinar:  Racist Messages on Campus - Respond, Recover & Rebuild from Vandalism, Symbols & Slurs
  • ZUZU African Acrobats - Wednesday, January 31, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Hebert Auditorium 
  • Diversity Caucus Meeting - Tuesday, February 20, 2:00 p.m., HLC101 - Minutes
  • Diversity Caucus Meeting - Tuesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m., HLC101 - Minutes
  • Diversity Caucus Meeting - Tuesday, April 24, 2:00 p.m., HLC101 - Agenda

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