Local Media Covering Equity Initiatives

President Pierce on WCCO-TV

Minneapolis College President Sharon Pierce appeared live on WCCO’s early morning program Thursday to speak about several initiatives underway to address systemic racism and bridge equity gaps for those who have historically been underrepresented in higher education.

Read more about these initiatives at the links below:

  • $2 million Bridging the Equity Gap designed to cover expenses and provide innovative and customized support for young male students of color.
  • Minnesota Breathe Project which will offer a new course Minneapolis College is starting in the fall to address the social issues highlighted by George Floyd’s death.
  • Minneapolis College’s Equity Statement which declares its commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution and spawns actions that will advance efforts to prevent and dismantle systematic racism.

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