Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee

IDEA Committee Members
IDEA logo

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee is committed to fostering a culturally inclusive community at Trocaire College, through reflection and immersion in activities and endeavors which support empathy, compassion, and respect for human dignity as major anchors in daily interactions with faculty, staff, and students.

Current Happenings:

BNP D&I Symposium

Hello Trocaire!
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a day-long Diversity and Inclusion event presented by Buffalo Niagara Partnership. The event will consists of panel discussions, workshops and a presentation from this year’s keynote speaker, Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence at Policylink. Learn more about the D&I Symposium.

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Past Initiatives:

IDEA Committee panel of local experts

Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 12:00PM The IDEA Committee will be hosting a virtual panel discussion regarding the COVID Pandemic and the impact it has on Marginalized and Underserved Communities, specifically in the WNY area. As distinguished health care professionals and trailblazers within our communities, Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Dr. Shilpa Kapoor, Dr. Fred Archer III and RN Melissa Archer will be here to share their expertise and experiences with us.

The Trocaire Book Club poster

The IDEA Committee would like to invite you to participate in the Trocaire College Book Club. Join us as we engage in reading texts pertaining to diversity and inclusion in a guided discussion. If interested, please email the IDEA Committee group or Derrick Gunter to confirm. We look forward to hearing from you!

IDEA Committee presentation poster

Over the last few years there has been increased conversation regarding police brutality. One of those movements focusses on ways in which women too, have experienced gender based violence but have not received similar attention. Let’s take a moment and engage in this critical topic and how it impacts or relates to our daily lives.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Reflect on our Pledge of Peace.

IDEA Committee & Student Life Black History Month poster

Each year during Black History Month, we take the time to intentionally celebrate and honor the important contributions African Americans have made to our country and the world. As we bring this month to a close we would like to take some time to acknowledge and discuss the significance of Black History and also reflect on the events that have taken place here at Trocaire. Please join IDEA Committee and Student Life members for an engaging, virtual discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 12-1 p.m.