• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The DEI Leadership Team provides guidance to college leadership on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they affect students, faculty, administration, and staff at LaGuardia. The council promotes policies that strengthen and uphold LaGuardia’s core values and strategic priorities by encouraging open and engaged dialogue that builds and sustains an equitable and inclusive campus environment.

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  • Resources

    Affirmative Action / Compliance Office
    Black Lives Matter Summit
    LPAC Black Lives Matter Resources

    Mental Health Organization
    Health Care
    BEAM — In virtual therapy, counseling is provided over the internet by a certified professional, making mental health services more accessible to everyone
    northstarhealthcollective — We appreciate your outpouring of support but we want to be very clear - we have more than enough of everything we need right now.

    Mental health
    National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network — National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
    therapymatcher — You can contact Therapy Matcher by phone or email, and we will be in touch to learn more about your needs.
    therapyforblackmen — Therapists lookup
    Reclaim — We work to provide financially and culturally accessible care to queer and trans youth and their families
    blackgirlssmile — African American Focus Mental Health Organizations

    blackdisability — NBDC is the nation’s organization for all Black disabled people. Membership and partners includes Black disabled organizations, disabled people, parents, family members, faith based, non-profits, and academic and policy leaders.
    blackdisabledandproud — Black, Disabled, and Proud: ​College Students with Disabilities

    Organization to Watch
    BLM — Join the Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice by signing up for updates, supporting our work, checking out our resources, following us on social media, or wearing our dope, official gear.

    joincampaingzero — We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

    alongwalkhone — A Long Walk Home empowers young artists and activists to end violence against all girls and women. We advocate for racial and gender equity in schools, communities, and our country-at-large.

    byp100 — She Safe, We Safe, our current national campaign, is a transformative movement campaign to put an end to the different forms of gender violence that Black women, girls, femmes and gender non-conforming people face everyday.

    Color of Change — Largest Black Online Racial Justice Organizations.

    The Liberty Fund — The Liberty Fund is dedicated to reducing the number of New Yorkers subjected to unnecessary pretrial detention while simultaneously providing much needed social services to this population.  We will achieve this by providing bail and case management services to any qualifying client throughout the pendency of their court case. The Liberty Fund will reduce the pretrial jail population, prevent the poorest New Yorkers from having their lives upended and their freedom sacrificed, and provide support in order to avoid future interactions with the criminal justice system.

    The Bail Project — The Bail Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.

    The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) — The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.

    National Police Accountability Project — National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) is a 501(c)(3) organization and a project of the National Lawyers Guild, which was founded in 1937 as the first racially integrated national bar association. In 1999, NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel.

    The Orka project — The Okra Project is a 100% grassroots, organizer-led initiative with the goal of combatting food insecurity in the Black Trans/GNC community.

    change the nypd — Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change.

    Educational Resources
    neaedjustice — Resources to help facilitate conversations about race, including classroom appropriate lesson plans,

    dcareaeducators4socialjustice — Early Childhood & Elementary Resources

    Black Lives Matter at School Resource Toolkit — Resource Toolkit for School Staff

    Community Resources
    If you or know someone who has been a victim of discrimination contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights at (212) 416-0197 or Report Discrimination or Contact NYC Human Rights.

    Asian American Federation
    AAF’s reporting site
    AAF’s Hope Against Hate Campaign
    AAF created the Stay Safe from Hate safety booklet in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese that outlines verbal and physical self-defense strategies that people can use to keep themselves safe in the streets

    NYTimes - How a teenager’s video upended the police department’s initial tale

    NYC - Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
    Download a digital toolkit which includes a resource list full of materials that will be helpful for peopleto learn more about the intersections of racism and sexualviolence.

    ctul — Centro de trabajadores unidos en la lucha

    Variety — 11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following

    Campaign Zero — Track Progress of LegislationFederal, State, and Local Legislation Addressing Police Violence

    Teaching Tolerance — Teaching about Race Racism and Police Violence, also provides resources and curriculum development education.

    Brooklyn Vegan — Netflix & Prime Shows to educate yourself on black opression

    Women love tech — 10 Movies And Shows You Can Watch To Support The Black Lives Matter Movement

    NYCCFB — Guide to voting in the 2020 elections: NYC

    Untapped New York — A Guide to Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC’s Five Boroughs

    BLM Greater NY — Get involved with the BLM greater ny team

    Instagram user — This Instagram account re-shares planned protests and vigils going on in NYC. Of course we are still in the midst of a pandemic, so some safety recommendations include continuing to wear face masks, social distancing as much as possible, etc.

    Variety — 11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following

    VICE — How to Protest Safely During a Pandemic

    Donation/Charity Organization
    ACLU — Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. Act with us to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. Your donation will fuel our legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts.

    Rollingstone — Here’s Where You Can Donate to Help Protests Against Police Brutality

    gofundme — Justice for Jamee fund

    communityjusticeexchange — Directory of Community Bail Funds

    Blacklivesmatter — Bail Funds By State/City

    actblue — Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers

    abepmpls — We’re partnering with Pimento to provide black business without insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests.

    colorofchange — JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder

    BLM — DefundThePolice

    everyaction — Justice for Tony McDade

    actionnetwork — Demand Justice for Tony McDade

    justiceforbreonna — JusticeForBre

    change.org — National Action Against Police Brutality! Prosecute Police Who Murder Unarmed Individuals!

    Justice for Ahmaud Arbery — Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill — Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act

    Raise The Degree — RAISE THE DEGREE - Remove bail for Derek Chauvin, murderer of George Floyd

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  • "We believe that diverse perspectives make us stronger and seek to learn from everyone’s unique experience and cultural inheritance."

    Mission & Core Values

  • Get to Know DEI

  • DEI Leadership Team

    Wendy Nicholson – Chair Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Vanessa Bing Social Science
    Steven Hitt LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
    Jason Hendrickson English Department
    Tuli Chatterji English Department
    Joy Sanchez-Taylor English Department
    Darren Barany Social Science
    John Chaney Social Science
    Jhony Nelson Office for Students with Disabilities

    Contact Us

    Wendy Nicholson
    Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion