Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough

Message to the College Community

Dr. GeneralsDear faculty, staff and students:

I have spent the last few days like many of you, compelled to consume news I can hardly bear to read or watch. Once again, America’s original sin – racism – has reared its ugly head. The events unfolding in Minneapolis after the death of another Black man – George Floyd – is a reminder that our plea for social and racial equality continues to fall on deaf ears. Knowing that racism permeates our culture and civic life is hard enough to accept, but seeing it carried out and sanctioned by a justice system that purports to serve and protect makes us all hold our breath, waiting for the next tragic murder of a Black person for driving, jogging, sleeping or living a normal life. Yes, none of us can breathe until we are all allowed to breathe freely from the horrors of racism. Those of us with Black children and grandchildren are forced to live with this pain, and fear, as part of our daily lives.

I want to offer my sympathies, prayers and the compassion of our entire college community to George Floyd's family, and all of those who are mourning his murder. I also want to echo and amplify their fury. As we say Mr. Floyd's name, he joins Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and far too many others on this appalling list of murder victims to racism.

It is important for every citizen to demand justice and for all of us to learn how we can hold our leaders to account. As we process our pain and repeat that Black lives matter, I want to invite all Philadelphians to a virtual teach-in and town hall sponsored by Community College of Philadelphia in the coming days. More details will be announced shortly. Until then, go in peace, be safe, be well and be strong.

Sincerely,

Donald Guy Generals, Ed.D.
President

 

I Stand in Solidarity
 
 
 

 

Enough Is Enough Teach-in Series

Following is the Enough is Enough teach-in series schedule from Oct. 2021 to June 2022. Save the dates! Zoom links will be provided in advance of each session. Sessions will be held at 11 a.m. We encourage you to join us and spread the word.

Hunger and Racial Equity: The Impact of Food Insecurity in Urban Communities – (Grady’s Garden three-year anniversary)

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Watch a Recording of this Session

The College's first Enough Is Enough teach-in session of the fall 2021 semester focused on how to best achieve food security through food sovereignty. The College has been dedicated to helping and educating its community about sourcing healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through environmentally responsible methods through the use of Grady’s Community Garden. You'll hear from urban farmers and hunger relief specialists to learn about sustainable farming, food access and security in our neighboring communities, and other ways you can support our students and your community in gaining food sovereignty.

Host: Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia

Moderator: Jenavia Weaver, Director of Student Engagement, Community College of Philadelphia

Featured speakers:

Christa Barfield, Founder & CEO, Farmer Jawn Philly

Loree D. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Philabundance

Ty Holmberg, Co-director, Sankofa Farms

Elizabeth Okero, Director of Operations, Urban Creators at Life Do Grow Farm

Voter Suppression: Policy Implications & Redlining (Nov. 2 is Election Day!)

Oct. 19

Small Business Development & Economic Growth (support small and minority businesses for the holidays)

Dec. 7

A Housing Crisis:  Affordable Housing, tenant rights, price gauging, homeownership & gentrification 

Jan. 26

Health Care Disparities for Men of Color

Feb. 21

Anti-Asian Violence - The What and the Why 

Mar. 24

Voter Suppression: Policy Implications & Redlining 

Apr. 12

Addressing Mental Health in Communities of Color (Mental Health Awareness Month)

May 17

Virtual Solidarity Walk (anniversary of George Floyd's death)

May 25

The Sound of Music (Black Music Month and the two-year anniversary of the Enough is Enough series)

June 15

In The Media