Grand Rapids Community College is reflecting on the leadership and achievements of women at the college and in society with a series of events commemorating Women’s History Month.
The GRCC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has planned a series of activities throughout the month, focusing on wellness, leadership and support. Events include:
- YWCA and Women’s Resource Center donation collection, running all month at the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Library and Learning Commons. Donation wish lists are here and here.
- YWCA information session. Participants will learn about what the YWCA offers and how they can volunteer with the organization. The event is planned for 2-3 p.m. on March 2 in Library and Learning Commons, room 123.
- Women’s Wellness Workshop, where participants can take a deeper dive into self-care with Tashuna Hunt, LMSW. The event is planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 21 at the Library and Learning Commons, room 123.
- YWCA visit. Students will drop off donations collected throughout the month and get a tour of the YWCA building at 2-3 p.m. on March 22 at the YWCA, 25 Sheldon Ave SE in Grand Rapids.
- Diversity Lecture Series: Graci Harkema: “Finding Belonging in Intersectionality.” Harkema is an international diversity, equity, and inclusion speaker and author, specializing in inclusive leadership and unconscious bias for Fortune 500, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. The event is planned for 4-5 p.m. on March 23 in the Wisner Applied Technology Center, room 168.
- Salute to Women. This event celebrates the accomplishments of women and gender equity advocates who impact the GRCC community and beyond. The award is open to all GRCC stakeholders regardless of gender or gender identity. Annually, persons who exemplify high achievement in advocacy, community service, leadership, and student engagement are nominated in three categories. The event is planned for noon to 1 p.m. on March 29 at Sneden Hall room 108.
Additional information on these events and others is available on the ODEI website.