Lansing Community College

LCC to launch anti-racism campaign

By Marilyn Twine

We’re Better than That Promoting Equity and Inclusion at Lansing Community College.

Lansing, Mich. - (March 14, 2022) LCC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with the college’s Office of Public Safety to create the anti-racism campaign, “We’re Better than That.”

Designed as a comprehensive campaign to combat institutional bias and racism, “We’re Better than That,” will provide LCC employees, students and law enforcement professionals with approaches to difficult conversations to stop hate speech and racism in our community.

The campaign kickoff will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17 at LCC’s Downtown Campus in the Michigan Room of the Gannon Building located at 422 N Washington Square.

“The We’re Better than That campaign will launch a 10-year initiative to further demonstrate the college’s commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone,” said LCC’s Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Tonya Bailey. “Bigotry and hate speech have no place at Lansing Community College. We aspire to be a community whose members are equally valued and respected.”

Embracing diversity is a continuing process that requires honesty, cooperation and conversation. This journey toward inclusion and equity begins with an examination of how we relate to one another and a pledge to engage in the work needed for progress.

This in-person kickoff event also offers a virtual option to attend via Webex. To learn more about the “We’re Better than That” campaign, the nine principles of the pledge or the link to attend virtually please visit the We’re Better than That website.

 

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 provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on 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 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; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

 

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