• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The President’s Advisory Council provides guidance to college leadership on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they affect students, faculty, administration, and staff at LaGuardia. The council promotes policies that strengthen and uphold LaGuardia’s core values and strategic priorities by encouraging open and engaged dialogue that builds and sustains an equitable and inclusive campus environment.






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  • Resources


    Affirmative Action / Compliance Office
    LPAC Black Lives Matter Resources



    Health Care
    BEAM — In virtual therapy, counseling is provided over the internet by a certified professional, making mental health services more accessible to everyone
    northstarhealthcollective — We appreciate your outpouring of support but we want to be very clear - we have more than enough of everything we need right now.

    Mental health
    National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network — National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
    therapymatcher — You can contact Therapy Matcher by phone or email, and we will be in touch to learn more about your needs.
    therapyforblackmen — Therapists lookup
    Reclaim — We work to provide financially and culturally accessible care to queer and trans youth and their families
    blackgirlssmile — African American Focus Mental Health Organizations

    Disability
    blackdisability — NBDC is the nation’s organization for all Black disabled people. Membership and partners includes Black disabled organizations, disabled people, parents, family members, faith based, non-profits, and academic and policy leaders.
    blackdisabledandproud — Black, Disabled, and Proud: ​College Students with Disabilities


    BLM — Join the Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice by signing up for updates, supporting our work, checking out our resources, following us on social media, or wearing our dope, official gear.

    joincampaingzero — We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

    alongwalkhone — A Long Walk Home empowers young artists and activists to end violence against all girls and women. We advocate for racial and gender equity in schools, communities, and our country-at-large.

    byp100 — She Safe, We Safe, our current national campaign, is a transformative movement campaign to put an end to the different forms of gender violence that Black women, girls, femmes and gender non-conforming people face everyday.

    Color of Change — Largest Black Online Racial Justice Organizations.

    The Liberty Fund — The Liberty Fund is dedicated to reducing the number of New Yorkers subjected to unnecessary pretrial detention while simultaneously providing much needed social services to this population.  We will achieve this by providing bail and case management services to any qualifying client throughout the pendency of their court case. The Liberty Fund will reduce the pretrial jail population, prevent the poorest New Yorkers from having their lives upended and their freedom sacrificed, and provide support in order to avoid future interactions with the criminal justice system.

    The Bail Project — The Bail Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.

    The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) — The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.

    National Police Accountability Project — National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) is a 501(c)(3) organization and a project of the National Lawyers Guild, which was founded in 1937 as the first racially integrated national bar association. In 1999, NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel.

    The Orka project — The Okra Project is a 100% grassroots, organizer-led initiative with the goal of combatting food insecurity in the Black Trans/GNC community.

    change the nypd — Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change.


    neaedjustice — Resources to help facilitate conversations about race, including classroom appropriate lesson plans,

    dcareaeducators4socialjustice — Early Childhood & Elementary Resources

    Black Lives Matter at School Resource Toolkit — Resource Toolkit for School Staff


    NYC - Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
    Download a digital toolkit which includes a resource list full of materials that will be helpful for peopleto learn more about the intersections of racism and sexualviolence.

    ctul — Centro de trabajadores unidos en la lucha

    Variety — 11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following

    Campaign Zero — Track Progress of LegislationFederal, State, and Local Legislation Addressing Police Violence

    Teaching Tolerance — Teaching about Race Racism and Police Violence, also provides resources and curriculum development education.

    Brooklyn Vegan — Netflix & Prime Shows to educate yourself on black opression

    Women love tech — 10 Movies And Shows You Can Watch To Support The Black Lives Matter Movement

    NYCCFB — Guide to voting in the 2020 elections: NYC

    Untapped New York — A Guide to Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC’s Five Boroughs

    BLM Greater NY — Get involved with the BLM greater ny team

    Instagram user — This Instagram account re-shares planned protests and vigils going on in NYC. Of course we are still in the midst of a pandemic, so some safety recommendations include continuing to wear face masks, social distancing as much as possible, etc.

    Variety — 11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following

    VICE — How to Protest Safely During a Pandemic



    ACLU — Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. Act with us to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. Your donation will fuel our legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts.

    Rollingstone — Here’s Where You Can Donate to Help Protests Against Police Brutality

    gofundme — Justice for Jamee fund

    communityjusticeexchange — Directory of Community Bail Funds

    Blacklivesmatter — Bail Funds By State/City

    actblue — Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers

    abepmpls — We’re partnering with Pimento to provide black business without insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests.


    colorofchange — JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder

    BLM — DefundThePolice

    everyaction — Justice for Tony McDade

    actionnetwork — Demand Justice for Tony McDade

    justiceforbreonna — JusticeForBre

    change.org — National Action Against Police Brutality! Prosecute Police Who Murder Unarmed Individuals!

    Justice for Ahmaud Arbery — Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill — Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act

    Raise The Degree — RAISE THE DEGREE - Remove bail for Derek Chauvin, murderer of George Floyd

    Justice for Belly Mujinga — This petition exists to help find and prosecute the individual who assaulted Belly Mujinga at London Victoria whilst knowingly being infected with COVID-19.





  • 2nd Annual Week of Diversity and Inclusion


    Date Time Event Sponsors How to attend
    Friday, November 13 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Supporting LGBTQI+ Student Mental Health CUNY LGBTQI+ Council RSVP
    Monday, November 16 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers: Healing from the 2020 Election Anti-Racism Coalition RSVP

    Join via Zoom
    Tuesday, November 17 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. We Belong: Stories of Equity and Inclusion Senate Professional Development Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Join via Zoom (no RSVP needed)
    Wednesday, November 18 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Race, Patriarchy and Mental Health (featuring Dr. Adjoa Osei, Dr. Shante A. Bassett, and Dr. Surrenca T. Albert) Women’s Center, Wellness Center, and LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub, Student Affairs RSVP

    Join via Zoom
    Thursday, November 19 2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. A Mile in their Shoes: Project Empathy (featuring Prof. James Richardson) Student Affairs Join via Zoom (no RSVP needed)
    Friday, November 20 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Know Your Rights (featuring Prof. Kyle Hollar-Gregory) Student Affairs Join via Zoom (no RSVP needed)





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  • "We believe that diverse perspectives make us stronger and seek to learn from everyone’s unique experience and cultural inheritance."


    Mission & Core Values



  • Who we are


    Vanessa Bing - Co-Chair Social Science
    Steven Hitt - Co-Chair LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
    Wendy Nicholson - Co-Chair Center for Career & Professional Development
    Jason Hendrickson English Department
    Tuli Chatterji English Department
    Joy Sanchez-Taylor English Department
    Chris McHale Library
    Darren Barany Social Science
    John Chaney Social Science
    Jhony Nelson Office for Students with Disabilities





    Contact Us

    pacdei@lagcc.cuny.edu