Diversity Discourse Lecture Series

The Diversity Discourse Lecture Series provides free, self-paced, online, and in-person learning opportunities for students and staff (videos, books, articles, etc.) that ties directly into Hawkeye's Institutional Learning Outcomes.

The purpose of the Diversity Discourse Lecture Series is to enrich the educational experience, encourage critical thinking, challenge stereotyped preconceptions, help students learn to effectively communicate and/or relate to people of varied backgrounds, and strengthen inclusiveness in our campus workplace.

Upcoming Programs

Black History Educational Opportunities

  • BlackHistoryMonth.gov: The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Check out the exhibits and collections, audio and video, and upcoming events.

  • Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT): Offers educational opportunities, workshops, and ways to support your local Black community to share with you in celebration of not only this month but all year 'round! What are your favorite ways to celebrate Black history month? What resources and educational opportunities do you use?

  • The African American Museum of Iowa: Hear first-hand accounts of life as an African American in Iowa by watching videos from our oral history projects.

  • Black Iowa Business Directory: Want to support Black-owned businesses? The Directors Council has a wonderful Black Iowa Business Directory available! You can find anything from Black-owned restaurants, counseling services, boutiques, and education companies.

  • Equity in the Center: Offers online workshops for individuals or groups to participate in:

    • Trainings for Everyone:

    • Trainings for BIPOC Affinity Groups:

      • Building Black Power: Dismantling Anti-Blackness in Our Institutions

        • Tuesday, April 5, 2022

      • Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice: A Workshop for People of Color (two-part workshop)

        • Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    • Trainings for White Affinity Groups:

Contact Information

Diversity and Inclusion


Rhonda McRina
Hawkeye Center 232
Email Rhonda McRina

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