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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.

Response to COVID-19

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.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the News

For New York Times articles, create a free account with your Helena College email address (firstname.lastname@mail.helenacollege.edu). 

Recommended Reads - eBooks & Audiobooks

Recommended Reads in the Helena College Library

Recommended Streaming Available through Your Library

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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.

Moonlight

Moonlight

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.

The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.

Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland

Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland

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.

The Key of G

The Key of G

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.

Ay, Mariposa

Ay, Mariposa

AY MARIPOSA tells a story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna-three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. 

Check It

Check It

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.

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.