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The Diversity Committee presents: World Religions Panel Discussion, 2nd Session Area faith leaders representing Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism will visit CPCC to participate in a panel discussion. This session is ideal for students, faculty and staff. Monday April 24, 2017; CPCC Central Campus, Tate Hall Session: 10:30 a.m. – noon  

The Diversity Committee presents: A World Religions Panel Discussion Friday, March 24, 2017, Tate Hall Session starts at 10:30 a.m. Ends at noon. The CPCC Diversity Committee is pleased to present Dr. Peter Judge from Winthrop University, Mrs. Rose Hamid, and Rabbi Dusty Klass as our guests for this event. In this first session, the […]

Home Country: China What is something about your country that others may not know about? “ The classroom environment is much more relaxed here. School in China is a lot more stressful. I feel a lot more comfortable asking questions in class here. I learn a lot better here.”   Is there a cultural custom about your […]

Shirley Jackson is the former head of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to public health and safety. She is the first female African American to receive a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Jackson’s outstanding leadership in education, science, and public policy demonstrates the capability of […]

Before he was a renowned artist, Romare Bearden was also a talented baseball player. He was recruited by the Philadelphia Athletics on the pretext that he would agree to pass as white. He turned down the offer, instead choosing to work on his art.  He is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. […]

On January  31, 1961, students from Friendship Junior College and others picketed McCrory’s on Main Street in Rock Hill, S.C., to protest the segregated lunch counters at the business. They walked in, took seats at the counter and ordered. The students were refused service and ordered to leave. When they didn’t, they were arrested. The […]

In 1938, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Roosevelt would come to refer to Bethune as “her closest friend in her age group.”  Bethune, a leader in the American black community founded Dayton […]

Home Country: Canada  What is something about your country that others may not know about? Canada is just as big as the USA and we have as much or more freedom.   Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most? I really miss Tim Horton’s coffee. An American company just bought them, let’s hope […]

Jose  Home Country: Mexico What is something about your country that others may not know about? “ In my country children live with their parents much later in life. It is common for grandchildren, aunts, cousins, and siblings to live in the same house. It seems to me that parents here in the USA want to kick you […]

Name:  Carolina  Home Country: Columbia What is something about your country that others may not know about? “My home city of Medellin won an international award for civic innovation. The mayor is very progressive. Columbia has a lot more to it than cocaine and Pablo Escobar. I hate that that is all people know about Columbia.” Is there […]

The Diversity Committee is showcasing our international students.  Meet Erika Southern from Japan. Name: Erika Southern Country: Japan What is something about your country that others may not know? We bow to greet one another on most occasions once formally introduced. More nonverbal communication is done. Is there a cultural custom about your country you […]

The Diversity Committee is showcasing students from other countries.  Here’s a brief bio on Brunelle Mpembe from the Congo. Name: Brunelle Mpembe Country: Congo What is something about your country that others may not know? Four primary languages are spoken but all schooling is done in French. Is there a cultural custom about your country […]

The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world.  Try this tasty dish from Ecuador.  (Potato Cakes)  Llapingachos (yah-peen-GAH-chos) are a popular side dish in the highlands of Ecuador. They are often served with fried eggs and a simple salad of lettuce, tomato and avocado. Sometimes sausages and a side of rice are added to […]

The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world. Try this tasty dish from Peru. Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo) Ingredients: ·       4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut in half ·       salt and pepper to taste ·       1/2 cup olive oil ·       1 medium onion, chopped ·       1 teaspoon minced garlic ·       1 tablespoon seeded, minced serrano […]

The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world.  Many CPCC students hail from Bhutan, a landlocked nation on the southern end of the Himalayas. Try this refreshing and simple Bhutanese side salad.  Perfect for spring and summer! Cucumbers with Onion and Cheese Ingredients: 1/2 large seedless cucumber, sliced into 1 inch pieces 1 […]