Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship
Supporting the Holocaust Resource Center in achieving its goal of global education and engagement is the Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship of Kean University.
Founded in 1990, the Council collaborates with Kean’s College of Education and provides more than 130 member school districts and community organizations with opportunities that empower educators to create safe, inclusive learning environments for all students by providing Common Core-aligned professional development.
The Diversity Council fosters the continued growth of active and compassionate individuals in order to reduce intolerance, and harassment/intimidation, and promote social justice in a democratic society.
The Diversity Council hosts annual elementary, middle, and high school conferences, as well as general assembly meetings. These explore diversity-related themes including bullying, Holocaust and genocide education, civil rights, and confronting human rights abuses.
To learn more about membership, please email Sarah Coykendall, Managing Assistant Director, at email@example.com
In addition to general assembly meetings and student leadership conferences, the Diversity Council offers professional development opportunities both in-person and virtually. Session options include how to have challenging conversations, anti-racism, disability history, LGBTQIA+ topics, civics education, and others upon request. These are included with yearly membership. To learn more about these programs and to schedule for the 2023-24 academic year, please email Sarah Coykendall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 10, 2023, the Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship became the official home Kean University's Disability Justice Library. The new collection offers 24 titles integral to disability history, disability studies and disability justice. Funded by the College of Liberal Arts, through the support of Dr. Nicole Schroeder, the library amplifies the voices of those with embodied experience of disability, including disabled poets, philosophers, activists, artists and scholars. The ribbon cutting ceremony featured a welcome address from Dr. Schroeder and poetry readings from Dr. Abriana Jetté and Kean faculty and students.