Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment by fostering a culture that values individuals' unique characteristics and provides enriching opportunities for students and employees to learn from one another. 

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Taina Asili

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites the community to join us in recognizing and celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of people of Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Chicanx, Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish and Indigenous descent in the United States. 

Wednesday, September 23 at 6pm, we will host a powerful musical performance and discussion with Mexican American Rapper and Barrio Scholar, Olmeca. His music and discussion will focus on Latinx identity, power, and social activism. 

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Monday, September 28 at 6pm, we’ll have singer, filmmaker, and activist, Taina Asili joining us to discuss the importance of music and social activism; her Latin and Afro-Caribbean roots; and blessing us with a love and liberation performance. She uses her 20+ years of experience as a professional social justice artist, educator and community activist, to inspire the next generation of world leaders, and to reignite the flames of those already engaged in social activism.

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Eli Saslow 

Eli Saslow: Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

Join us for a virtual conversation with journalist and author Eli Saslow, author of Rising Out of Hatred, on October 21, 2020, at 6:30 pm. Please complete the form below to register for the free, live virtual event. By Friday, October 16, we will send the link for the event to your email address.

Please come and meet Eli Saslow virtually. He’ll share excerpts from his book.

If you’d like to read the book in advance, you can contact our campus store at 607-962-9322


 Please contact Babatunde Ayanfodun at the Diversity Center, Commons room 229; 607-962-9406 or with any questions. SUNY CCC is committed to ensuring welcoming and inclusive events. Please contact Deb Joseph at or 962-9262 if you will need accommodations to participate in this event.

Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, located in the Commons Building, opened in February of 2013. The Center provides a safe space for all members of our community, and is used for curricular and social programs, as well as a meeting place for student-run affinity groups. Most recently, the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been the site for a series of workshops entitled, Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation.


Connie Park
Babatunde Ayanfodun
Executive Director of Human 
Chief Diversity Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her/hers
607.962.9444 (office) 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
607.962.9406 (office)