2015-16 Diversity Series 

"Diversity is..."

What is the Diversity Series?

Since 2005 Yakima Valley Community College has partnered with several local area organizations to host events and lectures through the annual Diversity Series.

The events provide YVCC the opportunity to bring diverse perspectives to everyday topics and push the boundaries of the term beyond race, gender, social class, and sexuality.

The series benefits the college and the greater community by extending the concept of education beyond the classroom.

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YVCC Diversity Series is excited to present DTalks. Quarterly Dtalks will provide a space for students and staff/faculty to have open discussions regarding current global issues.  DTalks will consist of a presentation or short video followed by faculty lead discussions.  We are excited to partner with Centeral Washington University faculty on this project.

DTalks Topics:

Fall 2015: Refugees

Winter 2016: Mass Incarcerations

Spring 2016: Immigration

Fall 2015 events

       Slices of YvCC: Thursday October 22, 2015 in the HUB 11:30 to 1pm.

   In order to know more about our own diversity at YVCC, we need to know who you are. Come to the HUB and create slices of you! We want you to tell us what makes up who you are.  We will be expresssing our diversity through art by creating a "pizza" with all of your slices.  After we will be providing free pizza to all students and staff that participate in the activity.


DTalks: Refugees Thursday November 19, 2015

DECCIO Building Parker Room from 12pm to 1pm

Join us for a YVCC/CWU faculty lead discussion regarding the current global issues refugees are facing. A short presentation followed by small group discussion.  There will be free pizza available as well as a raffle for gift cards to the YVCC Bookstore and YVCC Cafe.




Additional events will be hosted throughout the academic year. For more information: visit www.yvcc.edu/diversity / 574-6800 ext. 4965 / mjimenez@yvcc.edu