The WCC Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion offers many events and activities throughout the school year. Please return to this page often, as new events will be added over the course of the year. We hope you’ll come learn and enjoy!

Nov
20
Fri
2015
Diversity Extravaganza @ Morris Lawrence Building
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The second annual WCC Diversity Extravaganza will feature food from many cultures, performances by singers, dancers and other artists, and a chance to celebrate WCC’s diverse students, faculty and staff!  We hope you will join  the celebration on Friday, November 20, 6-9 pm in the Morris Lawrence building lobby and Towsley  Auditorium.  Invite your friends – members of the local community are welcome to attend.

Dec
1
Tue
2015
WCC College and Community Jazz Fest @ Morris Lawrence Building Lobby
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Jan
18
Mon
2016
Martin Luther King Day
Jan 18 all-day

WCC will be hosting educational activities to celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn about the changes Dr. King helped bring about, and about the issues that face us today.  Please watch this space for more information about Martin Luther King Day activities at WCC.

Feb
1
Mon
2016
Black History Month @ Various locations - watch this space for more info!
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion will be sponsoring a number of events during Black History Month, February 2016.  Events are currently in the planning stages, but here’s a sampling of last year’s events to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • Display board of Famous African Americans, listing their accomplishments.  Changed every week during the month of February.
  • African American Art Display and music performance.
  • The Spirit of Harriet Tubman – a one-woman play about the life of the woman who led many out of slavery.
Mar
1
Tue
2016
Women’s History Month
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Many events take place in our community to celebrate Women’s History Month.  Watch this space for information and links to a variety of events and activities.  From getting the vote to opening the door to many careers and professions. to running for president, women have taken their place as equal partners in many aspects of life.  Remembering the work of those who helped create these changes can give us the knowledge and strength to continue to move toward full equality and fair treatment for all women everywhere.

Mar
23
Wed
2016
Woman to Woman: Professional Women Sharing Their Stories @ Washtenaw Community College
Mar 23 all-day

This panel discussion is meant to share pearls of wisdom with other women so that we don’t just go through life, but we grow through life.

Panelists:
Rachelle Williams, graduate from WCCs Nursing Program
Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Michelle Redies, Entrepreneur/Franchise Owner
Gail Perry-Mason, Author and Financial Coach
Tiffany Porter, British-American Olympian and Pharmacist

Apr
1
Fri
2016
LGBTQA+ Pride Day @ WCC Student Center
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

Exact date and time to be announced.  Watch this space for details of WCC’s second annual Pride Day!

May
23
Mon
2016
Underground Railroad
May 23 @ 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm
Oct
25
Wed
2017
Exploring International Business and Entrepreneurship @ Student Center Community Room
Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Featuring talks on: How the current international trade system was established;
the Anti-Bribery Act; how to start your own international business;
international student experiences of doing business in their countries.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
The Refugee Crisis @ Student Center Community Room
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Featuring talks from: Jewish Family Services; Washtenaw Refugee Welcome;
Refugees to College; WCC refugee students giving their own personal testimonies