PTK is involved in a research action project in supporting equity and elevating antiracism efforts at Palomar College and in the North County community. Everyone is welcome to join!
On Friday, Aug. 14, more than a dozen students (15 in all) around San Diego County opened their computers and logged into a unique celebration, held on Zoom, to mark the completion of the first Transitions summer session provided over the internet.… Read the rest “Transitions Summer Program – Doing Equity Work”
This August 2020, the Empowered Women channel launched on Microsoft Teams. Around November 2020, no date confirmed yet, Palomar College will be hosting a virtual event for the American Association for Women in Community College, San Diego Chapter. If you would like to join the Empowered Women channel, please join the Equity and Inclusion Teams.… Read the rest “Empowered Women Projects at Palomar this Fall”
The Palomar College Fall 2020 plenary event was designed with a strong focus on two areas, online teaching and institutionalizing antiracism.
For our first day of plenary, several of our Palomar employees volunteered their time to lead valuable workshops to help Palomar College institutionalize antiracism, which included the following workshops: “Combating Racism: How you can make a difference,” “Bridges, not Walls: Palomar College Puente Program,” “From Black Lives Matter to Black Students Matter: How Can You Help Support Umoja Students Virtually?”… Read the rest “Plenary 2020 Dedicated to Antiracism Work & Action”
Recently, Lawrence Lawson stepped down from his role as co-chair of the governance task force. In summary, he did so to make room for staff and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) to weigh in on the last crucial steps of this project. … Read the rest “Governance Task Force Pauses for Equity Input”
Alexandra Doyle Bauer and Monica Diego at Palomar College created a Black Lives Matter and Asian Pacific Islander resource guide for the library. Thank you for your leadership towards racial equity at Palomar College! The BLM resource guide is and the API guide can be found here.
Our Palomar Pride Center and colleagues have put together a really wonderful pronoun guide to share with campus.
Pronouns are an important part of gender identity and a way for people to show respect for people and their gender. Traditionally male pronouns are he/him/his, traditionally female pronouns are she/her/hers.… Read the rest “Palomar College Pronoun Project”
We wanted to encourage everyone (faculty, staff, admin) to enroll in the Africana Studies 101 class this fall being offered by Drs Rafiki Jenkins and Martin Japtok. More information can be found If you have trouble enrolling, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help! … Read the rest “Africana Studies for Staff, Faculty, and Admin at Palomar College”
MATCH in collaboration with the counseling department has created the ‘Student Edification Project’. You will soon see in many classrooms’ posters that validate, engage, and give students a sense of belonging to succeed in our classes. We want to encourage students to persevere in our classes, and by attending to their affective domain we will together edify them so they can gain agency and focus on our class content. … Read the rest “Posters for Inclusion Project”
White Allies for Antiracism at Palomar College
A new group has formed at Palomar College over the summer to support antiracist efforts. This group is open to and inclusive of all employees of Palomar College. This group’s focus is listening, learning, collaborating, and acting in support of BIPOC colleagues at Palomar College. … Read the rest “White Allies for Antiracism at Palomar College”