The intent of the Tri-C Stand for Racial Justice alliance is to build upon the College's work in conflict resolution, social justice and sustained dialogue to find meaningful ways to convene and engage our students, faculty and staff as well as the broader community.
The College will bring these efforts together as one unified initiative, with the ultimate goal of effecting positive change within the Tri-C community and throughout Greater Cleveland.
To fulfill this vision, the College seeks to support and enhance its ongoing work in five principal areas via three task force committees:
Task Force I
Culture and Values
Ensure a Collegewide atmosphere of inclusivity and respect by reviewing and revising policies and guidelines for student organizations, academic departments and programs.
Training and Education
Enhance and promote training for students, faculty and staff, including workshops on unconscious bias and microaggressions; create and implement new programming for the Public Safety Center of Excellence, and devise strategies for integrating the discussion of racial justice into existing curricula.
Task Force II
Collegewide Events and Activities
Assist with the development, enhancement and promotion of programming sponsored by the Black American Council and Hispanic Council; the Let’s Talk About It initiative; the We The People series; our Sustained Dialogue series and Conflict and Peace Studies program; and the Common Reading program; and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Task Force III
Advocacy and Calls to Action
Including, but not limited to, support for Tri-C students, faculty and staff of color; voter registration campaigns; and efforts to support local minority-owned and operated businesses.
Community-Based Initiatives and Events
Including, but not limited to, supporting and promoting the YWCA’s 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge and special exhibits at venues such as the Maltz Museum for Jewish Heritage; and hosting or sponsoring public forums and debates featuring diverse perspectives on matters pertaining to racial justice and social policy.