The DEI resource page is community-supported. MVCC community members are warmly invited to send to email@example.com their favorite quotes, poems, excerpts, passages from books, articles, and songs that highlight DEI issues. Submissions can also be community stories that focus on understanding others, human empathy, and overcoming barriers and achieving success. The objective of this website is to broaden our understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while contributing to our collective community voice. This website seeks to support the college’s mission to meet the diverse needs of our students. If all members of the MVCC community keep increasing and enhancing our cultural competence and cultural dexterity, then we will be in a much better position to meet those needs. Please add your voice. Your participation, contributions, and engagement are greatly appreciated.
May Diversity Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Community
Monthly Community Readings
Community’s Picks: MVCC Library
- Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination by Doug Meyer (2015)
- Global gay: how gay culture is changing the world “In [this book], Frédéric Martel visits more than fifty countries and documents a revolution underway around the world: the globalization of LGBT rights.”
- For something available online, one of our film databases, Kanopy, has a great selection of LGBT films, from cinema to history to health. Here’s a link to their LGBT page for browsing: https://mvcc.kanopy.com/category/874
Faculty Picks: Dr. Melissa Barlett
Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum -- and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are? Most people, it turns out, consider themselves to exist in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight. Which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination: Where do you draw the line?
Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer’s Pick: Short Video
People have been talking ABOUT the LGBTQ community, so SOUP PANCAKE decided to talk with them to learn from their experiences.