ODEI Fall 2020 Programs

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Diversity Lecture Series

Michael Skolnik

Thursday, September 3 at 6 p.m.

Speaker: Michael Skolnik

Michael’s profile in the NY Times identified him as "the man you go to if you want to leverage the power of celebrity and the reach of digital media to soften the ground for social change."

Michael Skolnik is co-founder of The Soze Agency, a creative agency that works with companies to create campaigns rooted in compassion, authenticity, and equity. Earlier in his career, Michael served as President of Global Grind, a media company focused on a millennial audience.



Diversity Lecture Series

Speaker: Rakim

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain Street, NE)

Famously known as the “God MC,” Hip Hop legend, Rakim, will discuss his critically acclaimed book, Sweat the Technique. Filled with valuable lessons for every writer, Sweat the Technique reveals the heart and mind of an artist and his love for great storytelling, and always, the words. Moderator: Bakari Kitwana, memoir co-author and 2020 Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow. Maestro on the 1s and 2s: PJ DA DJ


Fannie Lou Hamer Colloquium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Regina N. Bradley

Dr. Regina Bradley

Tuesday, October 6 at Noon

The Fannie Lou Hamer Colloquium seeks to broaden the historical landscape of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights movement in America.

Dr. Regina N. Bradley is an alumna of the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship at Harvard University, and an Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University. Her expertise and research interests include post-Civil Rights African American literature, hip hop culture, and race and the contemporary U.S. South.


Ruben Gonzalez

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Keynote Speaker: Ruben Gonzalez

Tuesday, October 13 at 5 p.m.

‘You are BIGGER than your struggle’

Ruben uses his experiences to inspire audiences to think differently, live life with passion and have the courage to take the necessary steps toward goals.


Diversity Lecture Series

Speaker: Tuyet M. Le

Tuesday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Tuyet M. Le

Le is a consultant for nonprofit and government organizations. Previously, Ms. Le served as executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

Ms. Le is a polio survivor and came to the United States as a refugee at the age of three from Vietnam. Tuyet has used her lived experiences and platform to speak on a wide range of issues including immigration, disability rights, census, redistricting, and political empowerment.


Courageous Conversations: Post-Election Townhall

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Wednesday, November 4 at 11:30 a.m. 

**Only current GRCC students, staff, faculty, and Golden Raiders can attend. Use your GRCC email address to register**

The momentum of political engagement cannot stop after a Presidential election. The platform of Senate, congressional, and local leaders is important too. Join us as we unpack the pathway forward.


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Salute to Women

Tuesday, November 10 at 1 p.m.

GRCCTV YouTube Channel

GRCC will commemorate the 22nd Salute to Women Award. The reception usually culminates Women’s History Month in March, but this year we are celebrating a bit later and with a virtual twist! The ceremony will honor all nominees as well as award recipients.