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"Diversity is..."

What is the Diversity Series?

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

The events provide YVC 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.

​The Ground We Stand...Fall 2017 Schedule

​Date ​Time ​Location ​Event​
​10/04  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ​YVC Clocktower “The Ground We Stand” kick-off with a performance by Supaman​​
10/04 ​6:00 pm -
7:30 pm
​Kendall Auditorium“The Ground We Stand” kick-off with a performance by Supaman​
​10/11 ​11:30 am – 1:00 pm ​HUB Quiet Lounge National Coming Out Day
Workshop with Karama Blackhorn - Free Pizza
​10/25 ​12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ​​Rooms 119 & 121, Glenn Anthon
Dtalks: History of the Yakama Nation
Discussion with Davis Washines and Levina Wilkins
​11/15 ​12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ​Parker Room, Deccio Storytelling with Theodore Strong - Free Pizza
​11/16​1:00pm​Kendal Hall Auditorium​Dolores "Rebel, Activist, Feminist, Mother"  Free Film
​11/29 ​12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ​Parker Room, Deccio Storytelling with Roger Fernandes - Free Pizza
11/29 ​4:00 pm -
5:30 pm
​HUB Dining Area ​Storytelling with Roger Fernandes - Light Refreshments

DownloaD Flyer

Dolores Fuerta movie poster

Fall Diversity Event Flyer

SOCC-2017 banner with students

YVC is now accepting applications for the 28th annual​

Students of Color Conference​

Radical Love: Activism Ignited!​

April 12-14, 2018
Yakima Convention Center

Learn more about ethnic and racial identity development and academic success, and acquire skills for promoting social justice and intercultural communication. For more information about the conference visit: www.mssdc.com/socc​.


Appications available in the Counseling and Advising Center; Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8,  Room 164. 

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2018. 


To learn more contact YVC Counselor Maribel Jimenez at 509.574.4965 or mjimenez@yvcc.edu​



Additional events will be hosted throughout the academic year. For more information: visit 509.574.6800 ext. 4965/ diversityseries@yvcc.edu  ​

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