Supporting a welcoming, diverse and vibrant educational community
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Bunker Hill Community College helps ensure that all people who work, attend school and use the College campuses are treated with respect and are able to pursue their endeavors without experiencing unlawful discrimination or undue impediments, barriers or obstacles. The Office monitors the implementation of the College's nondiscrimination policies and coordinates educational opportunities and programs open to all. The Office is committed to inclusion, equal opportunity and freedom from sexual harassment.
As part of a broad effort to welcome and affirm diversity at BHCC, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion annually sponsors a wide range of speakers throughout the academic year. Programs include:
Compelling Conversations This series sponsors high-profile speakers who visit classrooms, share lunch with faculty, staff, students and trustees, present a lecture and sign books for guests. Speakers have included Rosie Perez, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Michael Moore Gloria Steinem, Sybrina Fulton, and Ice-T.
Difficult Dialogues This series has brought speakers to the campus such as explorer and activist Dr. Allen Counter, Judge Glenda Hatchett, author Tim O'Brien and Beverly Morgan-Welch, former Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Museum of African American History.
The One Book Program A faculty committee manages this popular "one read" program, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports the committee's efforts by bringing authors it selects to the campus. These authors have included Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore; Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey; and Firoozeh Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi.