Pluralism and Social Justice at Cascadia College
Cascadia College believes that every person's background, which includes identifiers such as ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability, helps enrich the lives of others when an environment is conducive to the expression of that identity.
Many institutions use the worlds "multi-cultural" or "diversity" to express this concept. Cascadia College uses the world "pluralism." It is our deep commitment to provide a space where pluralism thrives and leads to social justice, another important concept on our campus.
Pluralism at Cascadia is an intentional culture where everyone's history contributes to the collective success of our community.
Social Justices at Cascadia is a condition in which each member of our community has access to the resources and opportunities they need to sustain well-being and quality of life.
Join us for
Conversations on Current Issues
Tuesday, November 7, 12:00-1:00 pm, CC2-261
Our goal is to help others learn about and express a commitment to pluralism and social justice. This commitment comes first from employees so that we may competently help students learn to respect, value and support difference.
We acknowledge that this is an on-going process that renews itself with the start of every academic year. Yet, we ultimately hope that students will understand these concepts and carry them forward to the next stage of their lives.
The Committee for Institutional Pluralism and Social Justice meets to discuss these issues and develop initiatives.
When you see the Pluralitree above, you'll know that you've reached a place that understands and supports pluralism and social justice.
Support at Cascadia
Individuals and groups have particular needs. The following programs, places, and services are to support students at Cascadia:
- Basic Education for Adults
- Bias Incident Response Team
Contact a member of the CARE Team to initiate a response to and document bias incidents on campus.
- Center for Culture, Community, and Inclusion
- Cascadia CARE Team
- Disability Support Services
- International Student Programs
- Veteran's Center
- Worker Retraining
- The Library Resource Guide
- Interrupting Oppression: Techniques & Strategies adapted from Hollins, C., & Govan, I.
- Learning conversation Stems adapted from Stone, D., et. al.
- Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice by D. W. Sue et al.
- Racial Microaggressions adapted from Sue article
- Some Aspects and Assumptions of White Culture in the United States by J. H. Katz
- Cascadia's pluralism door placard