By Njeri Clement
Director of Cultural Fluency, Equity, and Inclusion
June has been designated as Pride Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the SCTCC’s LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff for their untiring contribution to our community. During this time of celebration, we also acknowledge the history of discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ+ community and the activists that continue to demand equity for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
We also celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month, which allows communities to explore their own heritage by highlighting the endless contributions, rich histories, and unique cultures of our diverse immigrant communities.
Additionally, we commemorate Juneteenth, which honors the end to slavery in the United States.
It is our responsibility to honor and uplift the voices of those within our community who continue to be most marginalized by sharing in our collective experiences. This June, we encourage the SCTCC community to reflect on and celebrate the triumphs of the marginalized communities, the historical progress toward equity, and their profound accomplishments and contributions.