Lansing Community College

LCC to hold Take A Stand! Sit In!

By Marilyn Twine

 A large group of people surrounding Rodney Hurst leading Jacksonville sit-in 1960.

Lansing, Mich. – LCC’s fourth Take A Stand! Sit In! symposium will focus on “Using Your Story for Change,” with eight virtual sessions on April 11-12.

Take a Stand! Sit In! first premiered in the fall of 2020 as two days of captivating presentations intended to encourage conversation around diversity, equity and inclusion.
The event has its roots in the #ScholarStrike for Racial Justice created by Professors Athena Butler and Kevin Gannon.

The fourth installation of Take A Stand! Sit In! centers on LCC employees and community artists taking a stand with engaging sessions and workshops that will allow attendees to sit in on creative, constructive, curriculum-driven discussions about social justice, equity and inclusion. The two-day experience will offer sessions ranging from an interfaith panel on empathy and equity to transformative storytelling, as well as workshops on spoken word and zine making.

Take A Stand! Sit In! is presented by the Arts & Sciences Division with support from the LCC Foundation. Please visit the event website for complete details and Webex links.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 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 Transfer 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

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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