Godfrey, Ill. – The Lewis and Clark Community College Diversity Council is announcing its fall calendar, which includes a variety of programming that is free and open to the public.
The Diversity Council, which originated in 2006, was named a best practice by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in 2007. The council’s goals are to:
- Promote cross-cultural understanding and communications.
- Broaden and expand opportunities for positive constructive and instructive diversity experiences on campus.
- Increase awareness and enhance understanding of the meaning and importance of diversity in today’s world.
- Promote an atmosphere of tolerance that respects differences and encourages inclusiveness.
The fall calendar includes the following events:
- Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Olin Science Building, Room 113 – Viewing of “Something the Lord Made”. This movie focuses on the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. Free pizza, soda and water provided. Event facilitated by Biology Professor Dennis Delfert.
- Thursday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. in Reid Memorial Library—“Banned Books” facilitated by Liz Burns, assistant director of Instruction Services. This event is held in conjunction with “Banned Book Week” (Sept. 25 through Oct. 2), an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
- Monday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Commons – “National Coming Out Day” information table.
- Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m., in the Olin Science Building, Room 113— Viewing of “The Cove”. This movie focuses on how a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, uses state-of-the-art equipment to infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. Free pizza, soda and water provided. Event facilitated by Assistant Professor of Biology Anthony Phillips, and Biology Instructor Denise Plunk.
- Monday, Nov. 15-21, “National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness”— Campus-wide food drive all week.
- Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Olin Science Building, Room 113—Members of the Diversity Council will facilitate a viewing of “Joyuex Noel”, a movie about soldiers of World War I who try to make peace on Christmas Eve.