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Committee Name: Cultural, Diversity & International Education Committee
Meeting Date: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Amir F. Arabi, Sara Shelley, (Student Guest), Deborah D. Harris, Elizabeth Elam, Jill Markwood, Maria Wright, Lynn Dillard, Chris Bryant, Philmika Reid, Deanne McDaniel

Ava Torres, Mecca Myzaan, Michelle Penner, Kingsley Chukwu

Proposal for flags on campus to assist ESOL students- Approved $2,000 

o    Jill will complete the flags for campus. Details will be sent via e-mail.

Cindy Ferguson, M.Ed, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Bonner Leader Program at the University of Lynchburg. 

o    Cindy graduated from CVCC and transferred to Randolph College. 

o    Has been invited to talk to students about her own success story.  

o    Tentative date: Thursday, November 21st at Noon. This could be advertised as a “Bring Your Own Lunch” 

Botanical Gardens trip

o    Deborah Harris will lead. Deborah will send an e-mail about her budget 

Christmas Carol in December 2019

o    Discussion of attending at the Academy vs. travelling to Richmond. This event needs someone to lead it. However, the Academy already offers discount tickets at no cost up to $25.00 to CVCC that shows their ID.

Black History Month

o    2 speakers approved with the budget of $500.00 each. 

§  Courtney Smith - Northrop Grumman Corporation; American global aerospace and defense technology company (Prior work with Lockheed Martin), Black Female Engineer of the Year 

§  Charles (Chazz) Scott – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, providing national security to Congress, Department of Defense and the President 

o    Kingsley Chukwu leading. Last details and complete information will be sent via email. 

Washington D.C. trip to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)- leaving Friday, April 10th

o    Philmika leading and will reserve tickets for the museum. The tickets are free and the quote for the bus is currently. 

o    Discussion of organizing transportation 

o    Discussion of charging a specified amount 

Costa Rica trip led by Lorenz Chan

o    Price $2859 

o    Needs 9 people to sign up to continue the trip.  

o    Individuals must by 18 years old or older 

o    Will depart from Raleigh, North Carolina. Dates of trip: March 6, 2020 - March 14, 2020 

o    Proposal to offer one student a scholarship of $500 was approved by the committee 

Discussion of Edward Hopper and The American Hotel Art Exhibit 10/26/19- 2/23/2020

o    This event needs a leader and will discuss further 

Discussion of Frida Kahlo Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection-

o    October 26, 2019 to January 19, 2020 

o    North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 

o    Needs further discussion and a leader 

Native American Indian Cultural Day- November 18, 2019. This program was approved along with the budget of $2,400.00. Chris Bryant leading in charge of details and last minute information. The Multipurpose Room was reserved for the day of activities.

o    9:00a Tipi in front of Bedford Hall Learning Commons 

o    1:00pm Singing and Dancing 

o    2:30p- Smithsonian Expert present a lecture on American Indians in the Military (Merritt Hall)

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Philmika Reid
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