The Work of CC’s Antiracism Commitment Committee

The Antiracism Commitment Committee is CC’s community accountability body. 

This team, made up of representatives from across the college, evaluates the implementation and impact of the college’s antiracism plan and guides the revision and development of new goals as the plan evolves. Its work is critical to identifying and removing barriers and advancing the college’s antiracism goals.

The committee meets each block and in the 2021-22 academic year, has focused its work on becoming familiar with the goals of the college’s Antiracism Implementation Plan.  

By the end of this academic year, the committee will have evaluated progress on AIP goals of compositional diversity, investing in student antiracism efforts, supporting and engaging all faculty and staff in antiracism work, and making antiracism central to academic and co-curricular programs. The committee devoted multiple sessions to looking at compositional diversity for students, faculty, and staff and dedicated three sessions to co-curricular, student life, and academic co-curricular programs. 

With each session, the group has explored in detail what has been accomplished and focused on what remains to be done. The team’s work provides insight into the college’s next steps.   

The committee is in the process of assessing each of the plan’s seven goals and evaluating:  

  • What progress has been made on this goal?
  • What more can/needs to be done in the short and long term, and who is responsible?
  • What are the barriers to making progress on the goal?
  • Is it complete? Evolving? No longer relevant?
As one of its primary deliverables, the committee will draft an annual report to highlight its work in year one and develop an action plan for year two.  

Reach out to committee leads Peony Fhagen, senior associate dean of equity, inclusion, and faculty development, and  Rosalie Rodriguez, senior associate dean of students for diversity, equity, and inclusion and director of the Butler Center with any questions, and learn about the committee’s work and its membership.  

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