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The event, held Feb. 14, was part of the Difficult Dialogues: Cultivating Cultures of Belonging Symposium — an event created to facilitate discussion of complex and controversial subjects by bringing guest speakers to campus to address challenging subjects.

Guest speaker gives presentation on equity in education

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer February 16, 2022
Raja Gopal Bhattar, a diversity, equity and belonging strategist, spoke at IC about incorporating equity, inclusion and belonging into education.
The Intersection - Welcome to The Intersection

‘The Intersection’ – Welcome to The Intersection

By Frankie Walls, Frankie Walls February 11, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - Welcome to The Intersection Welcome to The Intersection, a podcast about intersectionality and how identity is a large part of our lives. In this first episode, host...

Juniors Mateo Flores and Skylar Eagle are on the board of Diversity Advocates of Park. It is an organization that aims to address the gaps in diversity in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Commentary: Allyship crucial for diversity in Park

By Skylar Eagle October 9, 2019
It's up to us to change the industry and that starts with where we learn and grow, right here at Ithaca College. 
Identity politics go beyond race

Identity politics go beyond race

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer August 29, 2019

Fact: President Donald Trump's racist and xenophobic rhetoric inspires white nationalism. The recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, were committed by deranged men whose motives ranged...

Hierald Osorto, director of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, writes that his office is working on making the colleges religious communities more inclusive and intersectional places for students.

Commentary: Building a better conversation

By Hierald Osorto October 3, 2018
We have a lot to do, but I am confident that with you we can author the story of a diverse, inclusive and hospitable community.
LGBTQ religious spaces needed

LGBTQ religious spaces needed

By Mahad Olad September 12, 2018
I’m proud to see fellow queer students fighting against harassment and discrimination and pushing for more visibility on campus. It’s a very difficult space to be in and there aren’t easy solutions.
From left, sophomores Avi Kendrick, Samuel Haney, Lucia Tepper and Grayson Stevens attend a meeting of Spectrum, an Ithaca College LGBTQ organization that is striving to be more inclusive of intersectional identities.

LGBTQ groups emphasize intersectionality

By Vivian Goldstein, Staff Writer September 12, 2018
When now sophomore Luis Valderrama was figuring out his gender identity in high school, he could only find narratives of white, masculine trans men.
IC Affiliate Austin Reid, a Springboard Innovation Fellow for Hillel and a gay Jew,  established a chapter of Keshet with Lauren Goldberg, executive director of Hillel.

IC Hillel sponsors club for Jewish LGBTQ community members

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer September 5, 2018
A chapter of Keshet, a national organization that advocates for the equality and inclusion of LGBTQ people in Jewish life, has been established at the college.
Who is Me?” is an art exhibition featuring work from artists with marginalized identities, and is cureated by senior x senn-yuen rance. It runs at Tompkins County Public Library until June 28.

Exhibition features artists with marginalized identities

By Silas White, Staff Writer April 25, 2018
Curated by senior x senn-yuen rance, "Who is Me?" features students and alumni of the college and is on display at the Tompkins County Public Library.
Dissertation Diversity Scholar candidate Shahan D. Bellamy speaks about the intersections of blackness and gender identity on Feb. 27.

Diversity Scholar candidate discusses intersectionality

By Brontë Cook, Staff Writer February 28, 2018
The lecture was part of the Women's and Gender Studies program's efforts to determine the 2018–19 Dissertation Diversity Scholar fellow.
The diversity course is one of the requirements of the colleges Integrated Core Curriculum, which was implemented as part of the strategic vision of the IC 20/20.

Commentary: ICC diversity requirement needs revision

By Ashly Castillo, Eliot Willenborg, Matthew Badalucco, and Rianna Larkin April 26, 2017
Although well-intentioned, this line of thinking is far from perfect — in fact, we found multiple issues with the “diversity” perspective of the ICC.
Senior Rita Bunatal delivers a speech titled “The Beauty of ‘Sankofa’ and Solidarity within the BLM Movement” at the Black Lives Matter teach-in event Oct. 24.

Commentary: Student speaks at Black Lives Matter event

By Rita Bunatal November 11, 2015
When emotions are triggered by the justifying language used followed by the uncomfortable chuckles of co­-workers, how do I remain calm?
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