Lansing Community College

Global Awareness

LCC Campus Landscape
Mission

Lansing Community College provides high-quality education ensuring that all students successfully complete their educational goals while developing life skills necessary for them to enrich and support themselves, their families, and their community as engaged global citizens.

Guiding Principles
  • LCC will have a local emphasis in allocation its resources, while maintaining vital connections to the world, culturally and technologically.
  • LCC will prepare those it serves to thrive in a diverse world by reflecting that diversity in its student enrollment, staffing, planning, and allocation of resources.
Faculty Senate

"Identify additional strategies for integrating global perspectives into the curriculum, including via service learning"

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Not only does it enrich the quality and vibrancy of campus life, it increases our capacity to learn and disseminate knowledge and prepares us for engaged citizenship and leadership in an increasingly diverse and global society."

Subcommittees

  1. International Students
  2. Internationalizing the Campus
  3. Study Abroad

Committee Chair: Willie D. Davis Jr. (Babakubwa Kweku), Ph.D. | davisw2@lcc.edu

Hispanic Heritage Awareness

Classroom learning
What is Hispanic Heritage?

In the United States, there are approximately 18% of people who have ancestries connected to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. Many labels are used for this groups, with the most common umbrella terms being “Hispanic” and “Latina/o/x.” In 1968, the federal government established the Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), and it has been recognized and celebrated across the United States to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to these countries. The HHM is celebrated annually from September 15-October 15, and the start of the month, September 15th, is significant, as several Latin American countries celebrate their independence from Spain on this day, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence during the month on September 16th and 18th respectively. Here at LCC, we w promote cultural awareness 365, all year long. Check back often to see updated and new events in the calendar below.

Our Mission

The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee mission is to promote awareness of and celebrate Hispanic and Latinx cultures to amplify diversity at Lansing Community College.

Our Objective

To participate and create events and activities under core principles, including cultural, educational, community engagement, social, and advocacy.

Committee Chair: Sandra Etherly-Johnson | johns512@star.lcc.edu

Indigenous People Awareness Committee

Native painting
History

Lansing was home to the Anishnabek people in Michigan for centuries. The Ottawa and Chippewa people came to Lansing, before it became Lansing, down the Grand River to trade, hunt, and gather during time prior to contact. Currently, the capital city has over 2500 Native people who call Lansing home. Many of them have been students at Lansing Community College. The Indigenous People Awareness Committee continues to provide the LCC and greater Lansing community with opportunities to learn more about the Native Americans who lived here, through various events throughout the year.

Our Mission

The goal of the Lansing Community College Indigenous People Awareness Committee is to celebrate Native American culture and history by providing the LCC Community with educational and cultural programming and experiences.

Objectives

To provide the LCC community the opportunity to experience Native American culture through activities and events. To engage the outside community in campus activities and events that bring them to campus for continued education.

Committee Chair: Eva Menefee | menefee@star.lcc.edu

Wymin's (Women's) Collective

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What is Wymin's (Women's) Collective?

The Wymin's (Women's) Collective takes the "wo" out of women by replacing the "o" with the "y" female and then adds "in" in place of "en" to open the conversation and the community to include everyone in the conversation.

In the United States, individuals who identify as women/wymin have made up the majority of gender identities since 2013. Women's History, or HERstory month was established in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as Women's History week and in the next 5 years Congress passed Pub. L 100-9 to established March as Women's History Month. Women's History Month was proclaimed for the first time in March 1995.

The first gathering for International Women's Day was in 1911, and days celebrating girls, women, and females are celebrated throughout the calendar year.

Here at LCC, we promote cultural awareness 365, all year long. Check back often to see updated and new events in the calendar below.

Our Mission

The Wymin's (Women's) Collective promotes awareness of the issues, and the celebration of individuals who identify as female, and amplifies their voice. The Wymin's (Women's) Collective also engages with and welcomes those who interact and identify with females to amplify diversity at Lansing Community College.

Our Objective

To participate and create events and activities under core principles, including cultural, educational, community engagement, social, and advocacy.

Committee Chair: Laura Orta | ortal@star.lcc.edu

Tonya Bailey posing for a photo

Contact Us

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Tonya Bailey
Email: bailet20@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1116

Additional Contact