Tag Archives: Diversity

Seek Out Strangers

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article by Daniel Everett of Bentley University in Massachusetts considers that “the less Diversity around the worldcomfortable we are, the more we learn.” Most of us understand the value of learning from diverse perspectives, but sometimes it’s  hard to ensure exposure to multiple alternative points of view. GRCC’s Library provides two databases that make it easier to read about diverse perspectives:

Take a look at what those databases have to offer, as well as others on the News Subject Guide. Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.



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Finding Children’s Books is Easier

Students will find multicultural children’s books in GRCC’s collection is a whole lot easier due to Cataloger Lori DeBie adding local descriptive subject headings into RaiderSearch Catalog. Lori also created dynamic catalog search links on the [Multicultural Children’s Literature] tab of the Children’s Literature Subject Guide, based on questions received at the Reference Desk.


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Diversity Lecture Series: Jeff Chang

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

WHO: Jeff Chang – Author, Historian, Music Critic

WHEN: October 3, 2012 @ 7pm

WHERE: Fountain Street Church

Below is a bit more information about Jeff, taken from the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center webpage, you can find out more about the other speakers and the lecture series by following the link.

Jeff Chang is a radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang addresses multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment.  His book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it’s really a cultural history. In his follow-up, Who We Be, he traces the rise of multiculturalism—its roots, its triumphs, its commercialization—to tell a new, vibrant, and necessary people’s history. Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

Follow the links provided to checkout Chang’s books today from the GRCC Library & click here for more information about Jeff via the library’s Subject Guides!

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Pulitzer Prize Winner to speak at GRCC

The Race and Ethnicity Conference, part of GRCC’s ongoing commitment to creating an appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness, will be held April 4-7, 2011. The keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, whose topic is discussion of her book, The Warmth of Other Suns. This event will be held from 7:30-9:00 p.m., in the Spectrum Theater. Following the keynote, there will be a reception and book signing from 9:00-10:00 p.m. See http://tinyurl.com/Wilkerson-GRCC for articles and podcasts about Wilkerson and her work.

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