DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION 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. It is our deep commitment to provide a space where diversity, equity, and inclusion thrives
and leads to social justice, another important concept on our campus.
Our goal is to help others learn about and express a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion 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 diversity, equity and inclusion and social justice.
Support at Cascadia
Individuals and groups have particular needs. The following programs, places, and services are to support students at Cascadia:
- Bias Incident Response Team
Contact a member of the CARE Team to initiate a response to and document bias incidents on campus.
- 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