Save the Date: Day of Learning is April 30!

Dear Colleague, 

Please mark your calendars for our all-campus Day of Learning event this spring! This will be an exciting opportunity for us to take a day to come together virtually, learn together, and build on our great legacy of creating an inclusive campus culture of support and care. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning Team (DEI-LT) is working hard to develop the day’s content and coordinate the logistics with key associate deans to make this a successful event for all of us. 

2021 Day of Learning 

This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

  • The Day of Learning Intranet page will be updated shortly and will be a centralized place where you can find event information. 
  • A SharePoint site is being built now, where all event links, schedules, and learning materials will be stored (this link will be added to the Intranet page in the near future). 
  • Additional pre-event learning opportunities will be shared with you via email in advance of the event. 
  • All staff and full-time faculty are expected to participate in this daylong event; part-time faculty are welcome to attend but are not required to participate. 
  • Classes will be canceled, and campus services will be closed on this day to facilitate maximum employee participation. 

This Year’s Theme is “How Do We Foster Inclusive Change at Shoreline?” 

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. We know these words are part of Shoreline’s values, but a lack of consensus on their meaning has made it difficult to embody them and facilitate sustainable changes on our campus. Key questions also face us: How can we navigate difficult conversations about campus culture? How do our unique perspectives shape our understanding of institutional inequities? The goal for this year’s Day of Learning is to learn skills and gain knowledge that will create a more inclusive campus culture for supporting each other and serving our students. While engaging in sessions that center DEI, we will put our shared definitions into individual and collective action, and continue to work on our ongoing commitment to inclusive excellence and institutional change. 

Please watch for additional information in the coming and weeks, as we build out more pre-event learning opportunities for you. Looking forward to engaging in this important work together. 

Respectfully, 

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President

New Book Club: Me and White Supremacy

Hello everyone, 


At this time in history, more than ever before, people are asking what they can do to help dismantle white supremacy and where to begin. We think a good start or re-boot/energize from where you are at, is to increase your knowledge and skills in the context of a community effort.   

To that end, Becoming Anti-Racist, a sub-group of Black Lives Matter Action and Accountability Group at Shoreline, is organizing a book club. The book is Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism: Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad.

The book is a step-by-step reflection process that encourages people to examine white privilege. In brief, participants will form small groups and read and discuss the book during the months of Feb through May. Once a month, small group participants will join in a larger conversation. We will form the small groups in the second half of January. The first larger book club meeting is being planned for the week of Jan 25 to 29 and will help small groups get started.

The book clubs are open to all Shoreline employees. You can form your own group (3 to 5 is recommended) or ask for help to be placed in one. Groups will meet outside of regular work hours. Attached is a one-and-half-page document with more details. To join or for questions about joining, contact Joyce Fagel at jfagel@shoreline.edu by January 25.  Current organizers are Brooke Zimmers, Mary Lockman, Joyce Fagel, Kelly Cassady. 

Note that the other subgroups are also continuing their work on the following topics: Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Student Interactions, and Anti-Racist Hiring and Retention. If you want to be added to the monthly meeting invitation list, or want to otherwise get involved, also write to Joyce Fagel. 

Sincerely, 

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor

Reminder: You’re invited to join International Education Week 2020 events

Please join the International Education Department in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) 2020 virtually this year! IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of State and Education. IEW advocates for exchanges that encourage awareness, diversity, and discovery. We look forward to seeing you at the #IEW2020 events – and please tell your students!

  1. Photo Contest: The theme is “New Hobby”. Open to everyone to submit and vote by liking on Instagram @shoreline_international. Only current Shoreline students are eligible to win the prizes. Submit your photo at https://shoreline.formstack.com/forms/iew_photocontest before Sunday, November 15th by 11:59 PM.
  • Flag Trivia: Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 PM. Join Zoom (ID: 206 546 4697) from your laptop so you can join the trivia on Kahoot from your phone to test your knowledge of world flags!
  • Virtual Cuisine: Share a popular recipe from your culture and submit pictures and/or a short video to https://shoreline.formstack.com/forms/iew_food before Sunday, November 15th by 11:59 PM. International Student Leaders will turn the submissions into Instagram stories and post on November 17th.
  • Folklore Panel: Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:00-7:30 PM. Join Zoom (ID: 206 546 4697) to hear folk tales from different countries and regions of the U.S. shared by Honors College students.
  • Language Pods: Thursday, Nov. 19th at 6:00-8:00 PM. Drop into Zoom (ID: 206 546 4697) breakout rooms for Language Pods in Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese, French, German, Punjabi, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. There will also be recommended playlist of songs in those languages.
  • Study Abroad Fair: Friday, Nov. 20th at 12:00-2:00 PM (Zoom ID: 206 546 4697). The Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) will share five study abroad programs for 2021 and scholarship opportunities.

You may find the overall event flyer, individual event flyers, and IEW themed Zoom virtual background pictures at the View Only link below. Please feel free to download, use and share!

https://shorelineccwa.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/InternationalEducation/Etr2Z_GK9W9Dpshms-NNpfcB1WCnMj9V6tydMz0L_hQa6Q?e=FmEH2R

Please also check out the #IEW2020 Facebook event page (https://fb.me/e/29HOdBYcw) or IE’s Instagram (@shoreline_international). Feel free to share or tag us in your #IEW2020 social media posts!

Election-related events for students this week

Invite your students or come on by for support!

Student Life, the Gender Equity Center, and Multicultural Center are hosting Election Hangout Sessions:

Gender Equity Center is hosting a Crafternoon

Advising will offer expanded drop-in hours by phone or Zoom on November 4.

The Counseling Center will be available to support students. Call 206-546-4594 to learn more.

The Counseling Center will host a Self-Care workshop via Zoom

You’re invited to join International Education Week 2020 events

Please join the International Education Department in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) 2020 virtually this year! IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of State and Education. IEW advocates for exchanges that encourage awareness, diversity, and discovery. We look forward to seeing you at the #IEW2020 events – and please tell your students!

  1. Photo Contest: The theme is “New Hobby”. Open to everyone to submit and vote by liking on Instagram @shoreline_international. Only current Shoreline students are eligible to win the prizes. Submit your photo at https://shoreline.formstack.com/forms/iew_photocontest before Sunday, November 15th by 11:59 PM.
  • Flag Trivia: Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 PM. Join Zoom (ID: 206 546 4697) from your laptop so you can join the trivia on Kahoot from your phone to test your knowledge of world flags!
  • Virtual Cuisine: Share a popular recipe from your culture and submit pictures and/or a short video to https://shoreline.formstack.com/forms/iew_food before Sunday, November 15th by 11:59 PM. International Student Leaders will turn the submissions into Instagram stories and post on November 17th.
  • Folklore Panel: Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:00-7:30 PM. Join Zoom (ID: 206 546 4697) to hear folk tales from different countries and regions of the U.S. shared by Honors College students.
  • Language Pods: Thursday, Nov. 19th at 6:00-8:00 PM. Drop into Zoom (ID: 206 546 4697) breakout rooms for Language Pods in Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese, French, German, Punjabi, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. There will also be recommended playlist of songs in those languages.
  • Study Abroad Fair: Friday, Nov. 20th at 12:00-2:00 PM (Zoom ID: 206 546 4697). The Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) will share five study abroad programs for 2021 and scholarship opportunities.

You may find the overall event flyer, individual event flyers, and IEW themed Zoom virtual background pictures at the View Only link below. Please feel free to download, use and share!

https://shorelineccwa.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/InternationalEducation/Etr2Z_GK9W9Dpshms-NNpfcB1WCnMj9V6tydMz0L_hQa6Q?e=FmEH2R

Please also check out the #IEW2020 Facebook event page (https://fb.me/e/29HOdBYcw) or IE’s Instagram (@shoreline_international). Feel free to share or tag us in your #IEW2020 social media posts!