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DEI Corner - We All Belong

April 2022
  • Tap Water Town Hall

Earth Day 2022

The Environmental Science Department at QCC has partnered with the Diversity Caucus to sponsor a Tap Water Town Hall, in honor of Earth Day. 

On April 21, at 11:00 a.m. professional engineer and Massachusetts Water Works President, Jeff Faulkner will discuss water treatment, tap water safety, bottled water vs. tap water, and explore the topic of water quality as a social justice issue. Mr. Faulkner has over 20 years of professional experience providing engineering and management of water treatment projects throughout New England.

Mr. Faulkner will answer questions from the audience regarding tap water; including the unfortunate events in Flint, Michigan. 

This event will be held virtually on Zoom and all are invited to attend. 

The Sankofa Series 

On Wednesday, April 13 the Sankofa Series presented, "The World In Africa”: T. Thomas Fortune’s writings on the Continent of Africa. T. Thomas Fortune, the dean of Black journalism at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, often discussed issues of the continent in his newspaper. This conversation examined how he, and other journalists and activists of the period, engaged with the continent of Africa.

Leading this powerful discussion was Dr. Shawn Leigh Alexander, Professor and Chair of the Department of African & African-American Studies, director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas, and the author of, among other titles, An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle before the NAACP and T. Thomas Fortune the Afro-American Agitator.

A recording of the event is available. For additional information, email Professor Benjamin Wendorf, bwendorf [at]