Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth
Bunker Hill Community College students visiting the Museum of African American History, Boston
BHCC's Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth draws on the College’s nationally recognized work to design culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of our diverse students, faculty, staff and local communities. The Center engages the campus in culturally relevant scholarship, practice and advocacy focused on achieving equitable outcomes for all students. Through a multifaceted and intersectional campus-wide conversation, The Center explores the ways in which meaningful community partnerships, equity-minded practices and culturally-grounded pedagogies can be enacted to foster the success of all students and members of the College community.
For the last two years, the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth (CECW) has hosted an annual Institute in May. The Institute brings together higher education faculty, staff and administrators, artists, community-based organizations, K-12 educators and cultural institutions to explore scholarship and practice that supports equity outcomes and values community cultural wealth.
The Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth (CECW) was created to be a resource to our community in infusing equity and cultural wealth into the lifeblood of our institution. This semester, the CECW will serve as a space where the BHCC community can channel its collective ideas and strengths through weekly WebEx Drop-In Sessions for the BHCC community and virtual professional development sessions.*
Save the Date - Center for Equity Cultural Wealth (CECW) Virtual Institute: "Plot Twist: Disrupting False Narratives in Higher Education" - May 27-28, 2020
From politics to pandemics, the story of the need for true equity and cultural wealth has been unfolding around us with constant twists and turns. The next chapter of this story will be impacted by our collective choices. This year's CECW Institute is an opportunity to begin crafting new narratives together through the disruptive power of hope.
*Faculty will be compensated for participation in professional development workshops at the contractual rate. Faculty and staff will be compensated for optional follow-up activities including curricular/co-curricular integration, research and resource development.