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EvCC statements about diversity and inclusion

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EvCC statements about diversity and inclusion 

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See this list for ways to take action to create a campus culture of respect, advocacy, and engagement for all.

Message from Everett Community College President David Beyer

Nov. 30, 2016

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EvCC's Board of Trustees Post-Election statement, EvCC President David Beyer's message, and ways you can take action.

Statement from EvCC President David Beyer about Black Lives Matter Rally

Statement from EvCC President David Beyer

Date: Nov. 17, 2016

Everett Community College became aware this morning of concerns that students have raised about Black Lives Matter posters at the college.

The students have said that “in the last week they (EvCC) have asked offices to take down” their Black Lives Matter posters from a couple locations on campus, which is a key reason students are rallying near Gray Wolf Hall at 11 a.m. today.

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Everett Community College became aware this morning of concerns that students have raised about Black Lives Matter posters at the college. The students have said that “in the last week they (EvCC) have asked offices to take down” their Black Lives Matter posters from a couple locations on campus, which is a key reason students are rallying near Gray Wolf Hall at 11 a.m. today. EvCC supports peaceful, safe expressions of opinion on our campus. We also encourage academic discourse and learning about current issues, such as Black Lives Matter. I will inform the leaders of the rally that students, faculty, and staff are welcome to post Black Lives Matters posters at the college. We have a list of designated locations for campus posters and guidelines about where materials may be posted.

Letter from College Presidents: We value diversity, zero tolerance for unsafe campuses

College News 

Date: Dec. 11, 2015

A Letter from Washington State Community and Technical College Presidents

We value diversity, zero tolerance for unsafe campuses

Religious and racial tensions are high in the United States right now and our communities are feeling the effects deeply.

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As presidents of Washington’s community and technical colleges we issue this clear response on behalf of our students and colleagues: We stand together. Harassment and prejudice of any type defies the very values of pluralism and religious freedom that we hold dear in this country.

EvCC Welcomes Chief Diversity Officer María Peña

Press Release

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Contact: Katherine Schiffner, Director of Public Relations, 425-388-9554; kschiffner@everettcc.edu

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Everett Community College has hired María Peña as the college’s chief diversity officer, a new position created to lead the college’s efforts to create and sustain a climate of diversity and equity. Peña, of Mill Creek, brings 23 years of higher education experience to EvCC. Previously, she served as dean for Student Services and assistant to the president at Peninsula College. She also assumed leadership responsibilities as the steward of the Peninsula College longhouse since its creation in 2006.