Intentional Messaging and Open Dialogue
Call to Action: Intentional messaging and spaces for meaningful and open dialogue on a continuous, ongoing basis.
- Spaces at a collegewide level, within discrete offices and areas, and spaces with our students.
Call to Action
Build Spaces for Open Dialogue
|2021-2022 Actions||Responsible Parties||Status||Completed|
|1. Continue Community Conversation with Students, both in person and online.||Lusyna Narvez and faculty/staff/administator facilitators||The Office of Student Equity and Success hosted three community conversations with students for this academic school year. The first one took place on Thursday October 21st which was virtual during the Fall 2021 semester. The topic of discussion was around solidarity and what does it look like during this time. Classified staff member Lucia Moreno added to this presentation highlighting Undocumented Student Action Week. The second Community Conversation took place Thursday November 18th. The topic was students experience now having more in person interaction (face to face) as Mission College gears up for in person instruction in Spring 2022. For spring 2022, Community Conversations was integrated with the Equity Mindset Conference which took place May 4th. This conversation solely focused on mental health and what worked for students here at Mission and what needed improvement.||Yes|
|2. Continue support to faculty/staff level affinity groups such as BAE, La Mision Colectiva, AAPI Group and emerging groups (i.e. LGBTQ, White Allies for Racial Justice, etc.)||BAE, La Mision Colectiva, AAPI Affinity Group||
The AAPI Affinity Group was formed in Fall 2021. Funds were allocated from the SEA Program for activities supporing La Mision Colectiva, the AAPI Affinity Group, and BAE.
|3. Develop the plans for a dedicated Cross-Cultural Center space in the Student Engagement Center.||Vice President Murillo and Cross Cultural Center work group: Andrew Soliz, Dr. Ashley Faris, Chigusa Katoku, Connor Keese, Dr. David Piper, Edrina Rashidi, Inez Barragan, Brian Goo, Jackie Escajeda, Jorge Murillo, Lucia Moreno, Ken Songco, Nohemy Chavez, Qiana Houston, Rebecca Tran, Thuy Trang, Yolanda Barnes||
The Cross Cultural Center work group met in Summer 2021 to begin brainstorming on what the Cross Cultural Center would look like at Mission College. Due to capacity, efforts have been put on hold. However, the college is now reviewing a proposal by Tarah Fleming from Start Dialog to lead the planning efforts. A decision will be made in Summer 2022 in regards to next steps.
|4. Sustain the Caring Campus initiative.||Zita Melton, Jorge Murillo, Manuel Salazar||The Caring Campus Initiative has been sustained through partnership with Caring Campus leaders and SLEI students who worked with them in Spring 2022 to survey students on how we can make Mission College a more caring campus. Feedback from the survey will be shared with the Office of Student Equity and Success the that information will be used to help inform activities to consider as part of the new 2022-25 Student Equity Plan||In Process|
|5. Continue support for campus wide gathering such as the Black and Brown Summit and the EquityMINDset Conference.||Office of Student Equity and Success, Mental Health and Wellness Committee, Black and Brown Summit Planning Team||The 2nd Annual Black and Brown Summit took place in October 2021. The 2nd Annual EquityMINDset Conference took place in May 2022.||Yes|
|1. Statement of Solidarity Call to Action forum.||
|2. Call to Action Forum.||
|3. Initial community conversation with students.||
|4. Facilitated Community Conversations across groups, two to four per term.||
|5. Continue support for campus wide gathering such as the Black and Brown Summit and the EquityMINDset Conference.||