Harper College

Campus Conversations: "Equity Dialogues" Series


This is a three-session Equity Dialogues series as part of our broader Campus Conversations. The purpose of this series is to afford faculty and staff a space to have meaningful conversations regarding integrating equity into our work. The topics selected are overarching such that faculty and staff can participate in comparable conversations.

  • Session 1: January O-Week, January 11, 2023 "What does it mean to have an equity mindset?"
  • Session 2: Professional Development Day, April 6, 2023 "Why is racial equity particularly important?"
  • Session 3: August O-Week, August 16, 2023 "What does equity look like in our day-to-day jobs?"


In collaboration with Academic Affairs and the Office of the President, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion solicited volunteers from all employee groups to lead small group dialogues that are equity centered. Training was conducted and provided by Dr. Cadmona Hall, Professor at Adler University. The facilitators are listed below. 

1. David Antonides

2. Brittany Barber

3. Dr. Scott Cashman  

4. Karega Cooper

5. Martinez E-B Garcias

6. Bob Grapenthien

7. Esmeralda Guerrero Lopez

8. Dr. Travaris Harris

9. Dr. Stephanie Horton

10. Dr. Joanne Ivory

11. Jeff Julian

12. Maham Khan

13. Christopher Maxwell

14. DuBoi McCarty

15. Kristyn Meyer

16. Veronica Mormino

17. Ranjani Murali

18. Dr. Alina Pajtek

19. Kathleen Reynolds

20. Jaime Riewerts

21. Bev Riley

22. Aisha Robinson

23. Dr. Rebecca Scott

24. Monica Shirley

25. Dr. Michelé Smith

26. Deann Surdo

27. Sean Warren-Crouch

28. Mark Watychowicz

29. LaVonya Williams

30. Dr. Markenya Williams


Location & Registration:

All sessions are scheduled in the Wojcik Dining Room from12:00pm -1:30pm with lunch provided. All employees are encouraged to attend, however, space is limited. Thank you for your time and commitment to helping us create a more equitable Harper!

The next session will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 during Opening Week. Use this link to register by Thursday, August 10, 2023.

Last Updated: 12/14/23