The mission of the new Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to understand where we are as a college with issues of Diversity & Inclusion and create goals and objectives that align with Montana State University’s Diversity & Inclusion framework. The committee hopes to bring trainings and workshops to the students, staff, and faculty and support/shed light on amazing efforts that are already occurring within our college.

As our webpage on Diversity & Inclusion gets built, we invite you to send any questions you might have to Liz Greenfield, Academic Diversity Partner for the college: [email protected].

 

 

 

City of Bozeman Equity Indicators Project (Webpage)

City Staff have started the process of implementing the actions listed in the Inclusive City report. Many of the actions are long range efforts that will have a high level of community engagement and span the course of years. The Equity Indicators Project is the latest effort underway, read on to learn more!

To understand how to address inequities in our community, we first have to define them.  

The goal with this project is to find ways to measure equity and access to resources in our community. "Equity Indicators" are specific and trackable measurements to show the variation in outcomes and experiences between a community average and a given identity or characteristic (race, ethnicity, gender identity, physical or mental ability.)  The goal is to have these indicators reflect the most pressing issues faced by people experiencing inequity and be utilized by local organizations and agencies working to address inequities in our community. This project is a critical effort to undertake before stepping into the work of creating an Equity & Inclusion Plan. 

How can you get involved?  

Please take the community survey! This survey, available in English or Spanish will help us understand areas of need in our community as it relates to identity. We want to hear from you about the need that you see in our community and what it will take to make our community more equitable. Please take 10 minutes and add your input.

       Spanish Survey       

        English Survey       

 


Harvard ManageMentor: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diverse teams are a competitive advantage. Students learn why through the self-paced learning module from Harvard ManageMentor®: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Perfect for asynchronous learning, this newly rewritten module illustrates what workplace diversity is and why it matters. This learning module is currently discounted at $10.00.

Click here to learn more or register.

Students will learn about:

  • Countering bias
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Becoming a diversity advocate
  • Advancing an organization's diversity efforts

 

A Virtual Conversation About Race and Racism with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Click here for the event recording.
This session was moderated by Blackfeet Community College president Dr. Karla Bird.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. She is the author of several books, including the best-selling modern classic “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” and Other Conversations About Race (now in a 2017 20th anniversary edition), and “Can We Talk About Race?” and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007). Dr. Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, and strategies for creating inclusive educational environments for learners of all ages.

 


Participate & Learn: Upcoming Events

 

Participate & Learn: Upcoming Events (in the community)

Entrepreneurship & Workforce Training Opportunities for Tribal Communities

May 19, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm (MDT)

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7943168181640780813

In this workshop, representatives from USDA Rural Development and the National Center for American Enterprise Development will share resources and funding opportunities that can help create entrepreneurship and workforce training programs for tribal members.

Ellen Baumler

Untold Stories of Montana's Minorities

May 19, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 pm (MDT)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86301642724

Join Ellen Baumler from Humanities MT as she shares previously untold stories of Montana's minorities. Newly emerging stories about the contributions of minority groups reveal a neglected aspect of Montana’s heritage. These stories open a dialogue about minorities in our communities, both past and present. This program offers a survey of early African American Montana pioneers who helped anchor Montana in myriad ways, and highlights the hidden histories of each and the roles they played, and continue to play, in building our communities.

Ellen Baumler earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in English, classics, and history. She was the Montana Historical Society’s interpretive historian from 1992 until her retirement in 2018. She is an award-winning author of numerous books and dozens of articles on diverse Montana topics and a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Humanities. Her latest book, The Life of the Afterlife: A History of Montana's Cemeteries (U of Nebraska Press), is available for pre-order on Amazon.