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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance

Ramapo College LogoWelcome to the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance (EDIC) at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

The mission of EDIC is to advance a shared understanding and practice of equity, diversity, inclusion, and compliance as key components of the College’s Mission and Values. EDIC’s goal is to provide point and coordinate leadership for college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and to ensure the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in its policies, programs and community of students, faculty and staff.

About E.D.I.C

EDIC is comprised of the following offices: Office of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance; Office of Title IX, ADA and Compliance Training; and Equity and Diversity Programs.

EDIC coordinates with campus stakeholders, including the Admissions Department, the Office of the Provost and the Human Resources Department, to advance Ramapo College’s diversity and inclusion and recruitment and hiring programs.  In addition, all complaints of bias, discrimination, hostile work environment and harassment and alleged violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be promptly and thoroughly investigated.

For more information or to speak with an EDIC representative please visit our Contact Us page.

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Black Solidarity Week 2021 Events/Programs

Black Solidarity Week – Marking 50 Years Strong!
Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5

Sunday, October 31st, 11:00a.m. Black Student Union Office
Breakfast & Cemetery Clean-Up
Join the Black Student Union and Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance on Sunday, October 31 at 11 a.m. for breakfast and then we will head to the Hopper Slave Cemetery to help clean up the cemetery. Rakes and leaf bags will be provided.

Monday, November 1st, 12:45p.m. The Arch
Silent March & Vigil *PLEASE WEAR ALL BLACK IN SOLIDARITY*
Please join the Black Student Union and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance in acknowledging Black Solidarity Day on Monday, November 1. Following in tradition with preceding years, an “Honoring Our Ancestors Vigil” will take place on campus. We encourage all to wear black to honor our ancestors and to show solidarity as a group. At 12:45 p.m. participants will begin gathering on campus and the group will depart from the Arch at 1 pm to the Learning Commons for a photo and then be escorted by Public Safety to the Hopper Slave Cemetery across Route 202 where a vigil will be held.

Monday, November 1st, 5:00p.m. SC-158
Black Solidarity Week Opening Banquet
Join the Black Student Union and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance for a dinner of traditional Black cuisine and a screening of High as a HogHigh as a Hog is a docuseries adapted from food historian Jessica B. Harris’ book. The series reveals an expansive, eclectic culinary history shaped by slavery, the Civil War, Juneteenth and the present day featuring West African stews, soul food, barbecue and fine dining. Followed by a discussion.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 7:00pm Black Student Union Office
Love is in the Hair Program
Students of Caribbean Ancestry will be hosting an all about hair discussion. This will be a safe space to discuss hair treatments, protective styles, and share some tips and tricks that work your hair type. There will be a kahoot, prizes, and snacks.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 4:00p.m. Virtual
White Allyship for Students: Embodied Compassion
Educator and psychologist Dr. Broderick Sawyer will host a free workshop for White students on how to practice what he calls “embodied compassion” for self and others, and he will unpack how this relates to creating an anti-racist campus community. For more information, please send an email to diversity@ramapo.edu

Tuesday, November 2nd, 6:00p.m. Virtual
Coping with Racism: Thriving as a Student of Color
Educator and psychologist Dr. Broderick Sawyer will host a free workshop for Black and Brown Ramapo students on how to cope with racism-related stress, microaggressions, and developing a positive self-image despite ongoing racism. For more information, please send an email to diversity@ramapo.edu

Wednesday, November 3rd, 6:00p.m. Virtual
The New Black-to-Africa Movement: The Black Diaspora Seeking Opportunity and Refuge in the Motherland
Join the Black Student Union and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance for a panel-style presentation by Dr. Karl Johnson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Chair and Co-Convener of the Africana Studies Group and Major. Dr. Johnson will discuss the Black Diaspora seeking opportunity and refuge in the Motherland in relation to Black solidarity. For more information, please send an email to diversity@ramapo.edu

Wednesday, November 3rd, 7:30p.m. Friends Hall
Judas and the Black Messiah Screening
Join the Black Student Union and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance for a screening of Judas and the Black Messiah. The film is a biographical drama film about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s Chicago, by William O’Neal, an FBI Informant. Followed by a discussion. Food will be provided.

Thursday, November 4th, 5:00p.m. Black Student Union Office
Brothers Making a Difference Program: Black Business Trivia Game:
Join the Black Student Union and Brothers Making A Difference in a trivia game testing your knowledge on real or fake Black-owned businesses. Many products made by African Americans are not sold by Black businesses. This game will inform others on businesses they can support as well as give an opportunity to win a Black-owned business product.

Thursday, November 4th, 8:00p.m. Pavilion 1
Ebony Women for Social Change: Movie Screening
Join Ebony Women for Social Change and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance for a movie screening and discussion.

Friday, November 5, 9:00pm, Alumni Lounges
Liberation Lituation!
Come join us as we end off Black solidarity week for the event Liberation Lituation party! This event will have a throwback theme to tie in our past with our present. All are welcome!

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Native American Heritage Month Events/Programs

Wednesday, November 16, 6:00p.m., ASB-136
Documentary Screening of Gather
This documentary takes a close look at Indigenous American movements that aim to rediscover identity and reclaim sovereignty through ancestral foods.

Wednesday, November 17, 1:15p.m., Arch
Indigenous Land Walk & Talk
Come join us as we walk around campus and talk about how Native American Heritage, specifically learning about the resources they used from the land.

Thursday, November 18, 1:15p.m., Atrium Dining Hall
Native Storytelling & Cupcake Decorating
The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance invites you to come to the Dining Hall to learn more about different Native American stories, traditional recipes, self-care and decorate your own cupcakes!

Monday, November 22, 1:15p.m., Alumni Lounge SC-157
Decolonizing Thanksgiving
Today, we offer a dialogue to bring awareness of Native Americans and their relationship with the Thanksgiving holiday.

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