Diversity and Inclusion
February: Black History Month
What is Black History Month?
- February is called Black History or African-American History Month in the United States
- The purpose of the time is to celebrate and recognize the achievements of African-American people, a minority group that has and continues to face oppression and prejudice
- In 1976, President Gerald Ford declared an official Black History Month
Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture
From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001
The link below provides a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. They are damaging to both people of color and to white people. Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture.
Student Run Diversity Inclusion Group
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in learning more about the Diversity Inclusion Group please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com! We would be happy to share the google classroom code with you and help you get involved.
Below is a powerpoint presentation this group created for Black History Month.
Created by: Eleanore Basantes-Maker, Ellie Bilsel, Saaya Daga, Anna St. Germain, Kelsey Harris, Andrew LaFountaine, and Isabella LeBlanc.