Student Equity Center
Empowering Diverse Voices
The Student Equity Center is a collaborative and inclusive space consisting of four centers: Gender Equity, Racial Justice, Pride and Dream Resource Center. The Student Equity Center empowers students to explore, affirm, and celebrate their individual and intersectional identities and define success for themselves. Each center promotes a sense of belonging and develops student leadership to work toward social change on their campus and in their communities.
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Lexi Lopez(she/her/hers), GSA Club Secretary
The Four Centers
Gender Equity Center
The Gender Equity Center at Santa Monica College is dedicated to creating an equitable community at SMC by addressing and challenging gender inequity through education, empowerment of women, consciousness raising, activism, and allyship.
Racial Justice Center
The Racial Justice Center at Santa Monica College is dedicated to building a campus committed to dismantling racism, affirming racial identity, supporting cultural narratives, and promoting equitable access and opportunity for historically underrepresented students.
The Santa Monica College Pride center is dedicated to honoring and prioritizing intersectional LGBTQ+ identities. We are committed to improving campus culture where all queer and trans students can celebrate and embody their holistic selves.
Dream Resource Center
The Santa Monica College Dream Resource Center is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for undocumented students, and students from mixed-status households, to feel empowered to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Bystander Intervention Training
In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, the movement Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt free bystander intervention training as well as offering a de-escalation training adapted to support the AAPI community.
Make the Pledge Today : No Hate at SMC
"I pledge to speak up and to speak out against all forms of hate, bias, bigotry, discrimination, harassment, and bullying. I will not tolerate intolerance based on race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexuality, gender, religion, ability, age, or socio-economic status. I will work together with my community and my peers to create a more inclusive and safe campus community that celebrates the power of diversity."
Secretary Cardona: Title IX the 'Strongest Tool' in Protecting Educational Opportunities Free from Sex Discrimination
The Department of Education’s Dear Educator Letter utlines that there will be proposed rulemaking to amend the Regulations and plans to issue a Q&A document to provide additional clarity about how OCR interprets schools’ existing obligations under the 2020 amendments. No definite date has been set for these to be issued.
President Joe Biden’s unveiling of the American Families Plan on Wednesday has opened the door for some of the higher education policies proposed on the campaign trail.
It was clear. The children from more economically privileged, college-educated families took Honors, and the lower-middle, working class, and poor kids took College Prep. In the words of a school official from that time, “There are no poor kids in Honors Math.”
Messages of Support
"Today, I write again to share with our colleagues and students of Asian descent: you are not alone in this. We feel your pain and grief. We are here to support you, to listen, to collectively find ways to dismantle and move past the xenophobia that causes such trauma."
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Isaac A. Rodriguez Lupercio, Ph.D.
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