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Diversity Series

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 theme this year: Awareness, Alliance, Action.

Spring Quarter

Date(s) Time Event Location
April 11 11:30 am Living Voices – Hear My Voice Deccio Higher Education Center, Building #8, Parker Room
April 18 9:30 am Living Voices – La Causa Deccio Higher Education Center, Building #8, Parker Room
May 21  6:00pm Documentary Showing: Wrestling Ghosts Deccio Higher Education Center, Building #8, Parker Room

Winter Quarter

Date(s) Time Event Location
January 21 11:30 am Peace March MLK, Jr. Blvd & 5th Ave (across Safeway), Yakima
January 22 Varies Day of Service Varies
January 23 11:30 am – 1 pm Musical Walk Of Freedom Extravaganza HUB Activity Area-Building #9,
Refreshments Provided
January 24 6-8 pm Movie Night – The Color of Fear Kendall Hall Auditorium, Building #12
January 25 5:30 -8 pm Dinner & Movie: Black Panther Student Residence Center

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

Students of Color Conference 

Learn more about ethnic and racial identity development and academic success, and acquire skills for promoting social justice and intercultural communication.
Applications are also available in the Counseling and Advising Center; Deccio Higher Education Center Room C164.

The deadline to apply extended to January 28, 2019. To learn more contact YVC Counselor Maribel Jimenez at 509.574.4965 / mjimenez@yvcc.edu.


The goal of the conference is to support Washington State students to become more active proponents of their own education and life choices, and expand the opportunities and possibilities for students to become agents of change.


Concurrent Workshops: There are five (5) sessions with 10 to 13 workshops per session on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Each interactive workshop is schedule for 90 minutes.

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