Inclusive Community Coalition
The Inclusive Community Coalition (ICC) is a group of individuals—students, faculty, and staff—from across the institutions who are invested in building an antiracist, multicultural, and inclusive CSBSJU and committed to taking action—individually and collectively—in our own and overlapping spheres of influence. The group is also a place to share information and stay informed about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) initiatives happening across the institutions.
The Inclusive Community Coalition:
- Meets consistently
- Brings people together from across campus. Diverse make-up and inclusive.
- Allows us to stay updated on what’s happening.
- Serves as a sounding board for ideas and actions we are working on in our own spheres.
- Makes collaboration easier. Identifies strong allies and places you can reach out for information.
- Provides support. Helps us stay engaged and accountable to each other. Not institutionalized.
- Is known by others at the institution as pushing for change.
ICC is a coalition. Everyone’s doing this work in their own spheres. The group provides support but is also a place to find partners for specific initiatives. The group’s charge is to support each other’s work, drive discussions about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) forward, and advocate for change where and when it’s needed.
The Inclusive Community Coalition has been meeting regularly since July 2020. Originally known as Antiracist Multicultural (ARM) CSBSJU, ICC grew out of Becoming Community dialogue groups, the faculty’s statement on the murder of George Floyd, and the student senate conversations leading to the Call to Action in summer 2020.
Photo credit: Members of the CSB/SJU community protest outside of Sexton and Gorecki bus stops on February 7, 2017 after Johnnies chanted “Build that wall” on the Link, Sam Butterfass, The Record, February 10, 2017.