Dutchess County Government Diversity and Inclusion Committee presents free community event at DCC

Dutchess Community College will be the site of the county’s inaugural Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., which will showcase the culture and contributions of Caribbean American people.

DCC President Dr. Peter Grant Jordan will give the opening speech, and Vassar’s Associate Dean of Student Growth and Engagement Wendy Taylor will be the closing speaker. Other speakers and workshop presenters include Dr. Gwen Stevens from SUNY New Paltz and Dr. Nicole Beverage from Vassar. 

The event is free and open to the public and will take place both in person at Dutchess Hall and virtually. Participants are invited to enjoy speakers, workshops, cultural dance lessons, vendors, music and food. 

There will also be community tables and vendors, including DCC Admissions, providing information about academic and professional programs offered at the College, and Dutchess County Human Resources department, highlighting current employment opportunities and career paths 

The day’s activities were organized by Dutchess County’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, led by Equal Employment Opportunity and Inclusion Officer Josayne Anderson-Tejera, and coordinated in partnership with DCC Professor of English Jacqueline Goffe-McNish. 

Registration is suggested and is available online.


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