Utica — Mohawk Valley Community College is launching its second 21-Day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Challenge on Oct. 1 to help raise awareness and understanding about the community in which we all live. The challenge is designed to help participants explore their own attitudes and beliefs around different aspects of DEI. It is open to everyone, including individuals, organizations, workplaces, and educational institutions. There is no cost to participate. To join the challenge, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/21dei.
“This 21-day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge offers an opportunity to spend a few minutes a day reflecting on and celebrating our unique community and the diverse members who make it so special,” said Todd Marshall, Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion at MVCC.
Those who join the challenge will receive a daily prompt to access various educational resources, including links to TED Talks, articles, videos, websites, and references. Each day will feature a topic-themed “challenge,” “terminology of the day,” and resources that provide participants a deeper dive into different topics. In addition to informational resources, this year’s challenge will feature a talk by keynote speaker Dr. Damon Williams on Tuesday, Oct. 4; workshops; and virtual “town halls.”
The 2022 21-Day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge is sponsored by Oneida County and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events. For more information, visit www.mvcc.edu.