Lansing Community College

LCC to hold Student Summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student Summit is a continuation of the college’s participation in national initiative

LANSING, Mich. - Lansing Community College will hold a Student Summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at its Downtown Campus. The Student Summit is a continuation of the college’s participation in the yearlong national commemoration of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act.

LCC joined the nationwide commemoration of four centuries of African American History in the U.S. and the Summit is the fifth event the college has held as part of its observance.

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Sarah Anthony

"The summit is an opportunity for both high school and college students to gather, learn and participate in a day where their voices will be heard," said LCC chief diversity officer Dr. Tonya Bailey. “We are excited to have 375 students coming to experience a day that will leave them empowered and inspired to champion causes in their community," said Bailey. “The awakening of minds and creating awareness is directly related to our participation in the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act. The determination, perseverance and achievement of great accomplishments in the face of mighty oppression is the spirit we want students to leave with."

There will be 14 speakers throughout the day connecting with students in break-out sessions and workshops covering topics that include entrepreneurship, financial literacy, mental health, diversity and inclusion, social media branding, civic engagement and empowerment.

Summit speakers include State Representative Sarah Anthony who is serving her first full term in the 68th House District which includes part of the city of Lansing and Lansing Township. Sworn into her partial term November 2018, she became the first African American woman to serve in this capacity in Lansing’s history. In 2012, Lansing residents elected her to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners making her the youngest African American woman to serve in this capacity in the United States.

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Shon Hart

The luncheon keynote speaker is Michigan State University graduate Shon Hart. The former Spartan football player is an author, premier motivational speaker, and founder of InvolvedDad where he helps restore relationships within fragile families. The married father of three works to equip fathers with the tools that lead to success, while energizing and motivating diverse audiences to meet the challenges of the world around them and live with purpose.

To learn more about the upcoming Student Summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, or LCC’s yearlong observance of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act visit lcc.edu/400years.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

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