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Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity at Helena College: Home
The Helena College Diversity & Inclusion Committee aims to increase appreciation of people with diverse backgrounds, lives, experiences, and perspectives, and to promote equity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life.
Helena College is concerned with the inaccurate and unfair coverage of Asian and Asian Americans in the media and on social media platforms--on the local, national, and international level. False information and unchecked rumors have given way to discriminatory behaviors due to the incorrect conflation of COVID-19 with peoples of Asian descent. It is imperative that we critique these messages in order to build a safe and inclusive community free from racial harassment, discrimination, and hate speech.
Helena College stands in solidarity with the communities and individuals that are being racially targeted due to CONVID-19 and we urge our campus community to challenge the racialized stigmas linked to this virus.
4/2/20 - The new coronavirus doesn't discriminate. But physicians in public health and on the front lines say that in the response to the pandemic, they can already see the emergence of familiar patterns of racial and economic bias.
3/31/20 - One medical worker told us: “It takes 10 minutes of sitting on the phone to get an interpreter, and that’s valuable time when you’re inundated. So this utilitarian calculus kicks in. And the patients that are most mainstream get the best care.”
3/25/20 - "Social distance is a luxury that the homeless can't afford," said Shirley Raines, founder of Beauty 2 The Streetz, a nonprofit that provides services to homeless people on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
3/25/20 - Black Southerners are once again in this nation’s peripheral vision—even as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic threatens to devastate our communities. Make no mistake, this reality could mean a death sentence for far too many of our people.
3/22/20 - As more and more college campuses close and learning goes online, it raises significant concerns about students who depend on college housing, meal plans, jobs, and other support to stay safe and secure.
Recommended Reads - eBooks & Audiobooks
Recommended Reads in the Helena College Library
Recommended Streaming Available through Your Library
Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows the titular character (Chloe Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.
Oscar-winner for Best Picture, MOONLIGHT is a moving and transcendent look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places.
This documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and life after the era of "the ghetto." It powerfully illustrates how government policies and market forces combine to destroy and rebuild neighborhoods. Some embrace new investment at first, but few are left standing when new money moves in and old residents find themselves priced out.
An award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. THE KEY OF G tells the story of Gannet, a 22-year-old man with severe disabilities, as he prepares to move out of his mother's home and into a San Francisco apartment with three musicians and artists as primary caregivers.
This film festival favorite follows a group of African-American gay and transgender youth in one of Washington D.C.'s most violent neighborhoods. After being subjected to constant torment and assault, the group formed their own gang for camaraderie and protection.