Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment

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The Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment leverages programs and services focused on advocacy and direct student support to strengthen equity and inclusion at George Mason University. ONE CENTER: THREE AREAS

The Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment leverages programs and services focused on advocacy and direct student support to strengthen equity and inclusion at George Mason Univers

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06/19/2024

Today we reflect on the significance of Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. This day also stands as a powerful reminder of resilience and progress towards equality. Let’s continue to learn from the lessons of history and commit ourselves to building a future that embraces equality and freedom for all. ❤️

06/01/2024

We want to wish you a very Happy Pride Month! This month, we honor the courage, strength, and resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community. Let’s remember the trailblazers who paved the way and the everyday heroes who continue to fight for justice and equality! 🩷

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Thank you for attending our Cultural Graduation & Pinning Ceremony! The event photos are now AVAILABLE through the link in our bio!! 💚💛

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Congratulations to our wonderful and hard working CCEE Student Staff who received their Mason degrees last week! 💚💛🎓

We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see how much of an impact you’ll make in the world! 🌟

05/02/2024

We wish everyone a happy Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! ✨May this month be filled with joy, celebration, and culture! 💛

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Shoutout to .gmu for hosting an amazing Black Excellence Gala! Thank you to the amazing performers & congratulations to all the winners and nominees! ✨ Stay tuned for next year 👀🤎

03/22/2024

We’re in search of a student speaker to share their Mason experience and inspire graduating first-generation and students of color at our Cultural Graduation & Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, May 4th from 5-7:30pm!

Interested?? 👀 Below are the details:

🎓You must be a Spring, Summer, or Fall graduate

🎓 You must be registered for the Cultural Graduation & Pinning Ceremony (link in our bio!)

🎓 Speech submission deadline: April 5th at 11:59pm

🎓 Speech duration: 3-5 minutes

🎓 Format: Written statement, poem, or spoken word

For any questions, email [email protected]! Looking forward to your submissions! Apply now through the link in our bio!

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During Spring Break, we had the chance to head down to Atlanta, Georgia! We dove headfirst into history and took a deep dive into social justice and civil rights over the course of a week. Along the way, we made new friends, connected with local organizations, and gained fresh perspectives on important issues like food insecurity! Huge thanks to everyone who joined us on this adventure!

And hey, keep an eye out for what we’ve got planned for the rest of the semester!

🤎 Together, We Prevail 🤎

03/11/2024

Ramadan Mubarak from CCEE! We wish you joy, health, and blessings! 🌙💛

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Today marks to first day of Women’s History Month! Since 1987, this month has been devoted to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women throughout history. Let’s take a moment to honor the women who have influenced our lives and explore their remarkable stories! 🩷

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REGISTER NOW for the 2024 Leadership Summit Series: Empowering Our Communities Through Learning, Humanity, Empathy, and Action from March 18th - March 27th!

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This year’s Leadership Summit Series is hosted by the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment and the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD).

This summit series is designed for the campus community to come together in various ways to learn, collaborate, and teach about social justice issues that impact our campus, our local communities and beyond. This year’s interactive, hybrid series will provide spaces for students to engage in critical dialogue, expand consciousness of self and others, and create liberating and equitable practices, all of which increases student leadership development.

The series will allow for students to enhance and build upon their personal leadership skills and presence.  Students will have an opportunity to engage with one another in thought-provoking and interactive programming that will challenge students to think critically around ethical leadership, diversity, identity development, civic engagement and activism, and democracy.

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REGISTER NOW for the 2024 Leadership Summit Series: Empowering Our Communities Through Exploration, Learning, Humanity, Empathy, and Action from March 18th - March 27th!

Swipe to see all the events happening!

This year’s Leadership Summit Series is hosted by the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment and the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD).

This summit series is designed for the campus community to come together in various ways to learn, collaborate, and teach about social justice issues that impact our campus, our local communities and beyond. This year’s interactive, hybrid series will provide spaces for students to engage in critical dialogue, expand consciousness of self and others, and create liberating and equitable practices, all of which increases student leadership development.

The series will allow for students to enhance and build upon their personal leadership skills and presence.  Students will have an opportunity to engage with one another in thought-provoking and interactive programming that will challenge students to think critically around ethical leadership, diversity, identity development, civic engagement and activism, and democracy.

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CCEE is partnering with Global Education Office on a opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa in the Summer of 2024. The purpose of Building Bridges: Breaking the Walls ( BBSA) is to provide student participants with classroom and field placements that create transformational experiences addressing global, social, and cultural inequities. This program in particular will focus on building connections with nongovernmental organizations focusing on HIV and AIDS prevention, youth and community development, and civic engagement.
 
Date: Thursday, February 29th
 
Location: Johnson Center, Room 235

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Want CCEE to sponsor your upcoming event? 👀👀💰

Fill out our Co-Sponsorship form (link in our bio)!

Requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the date of your program/event. Requests before that time will not be considered!

All applications will be reviewed by CCEE professional staff and you will be notified of the determination and provided with the evaluation results within 5 business days of review.

Feel free to dm or email us for any questions!

02/08/2024

ANNOUNCING! The 2024 Leadership Summit Series: Empowering Our Communities Through Learning, Humanity, Empathy, and Action from March 18th - March 28th! This year’s Leadership Summit Series is hosted by the Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment and the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD).

This summit series is designed for the campus community to come together in various ways to learn, collaborate, and teach about social justice issues that impact our campus, our local communities and beyond. This year’s interactive, hybrid series will provide spaces for students to engage in critical dialogue, expand consciousness of self and others, and create liberating and equitable practices, all of which increases student leadership development.

The series will allow for students to enhance and build upon their personal leadership skills and presence.  Students will have an opportunity to engage with one another in thought-provoking and interactive programming that will challenge students to think critically around ethical leadership, diversity, identity development, civic engagement and activism, and democracy.

02/07/2024

Join us on February 28th at Merten Hall (Room 1204) from 5-7 pm to celebrate Q***r Black History during Black History Month with our trivia night! Hosted by the CCEE, AAA&S, + LGBTQ+ office! Test your knowledge and increase your chances of winning a PRIZE! Socialize and eat GOOD FOOD while you honor the vibrant and diverse stories of Black LGBTQ+ pioneers, activists, and icons. Let’s remember, learn, and celebrate together!

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Ready to dive into an unforgettable Alternative Spring Break experience? Pack your bags and join us for an epic journey exploring the rich tapestry of social justice and civil rights history in the vibrant Atlanta area!

Picture this: immersive encounters with organizations dedicated to tackling food insecurity, eye-opening discussions on pressing social issues, and meaningful community engagement that’ll leave a lasting impact, and fun exploring surrounding area.

Don’t let cost be a barrier when you decide to apply. Seize the opportunity to broaden your horizons, deepen your perspectives, and make a real difference in the lives of others.

Don’t miss out! Simply submit your application by February 5th, 2024, via the quick form in our bio, and get ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime! Let’s make memories, forge connections, and create positive change together!

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Embracing the past, celebrating the present, and shaping a future rooted in strength, resilience, and unity. CCEE celebrates Black & African Heritage Month with showcasing events all throughout the month of February!🤎✨ !

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01/22/2024

Come join us for some events happening this week!

✨CCEE Kiosk (JC Kiosk G): Come learn about our office and how we support students! | January, 22nd from 11am-12pm (TODAY‼️)

✨BMSI Kiosk (JC Kiosk G): Learn more about the Black Male Success Initiative (BMSI) & how you can get involved! | January, 22nd from 2pm-3pm (TODAY‼️)

✨Racial Healing Kiosk (JC Kiosk G): Come as we recognize National Day of Racial Healing and share ways on how you promote self-care & healing! | January, 23rd from 11am-12pm

✨MLK Kiosk (JC Kiosk G): Come join us to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! | January, 24th from 11am-12pm

✨Spirit Fest (Dewberry Hall): Join BLACC for their annual homecoming kickoff event, Spirit Fest, where they’ll be crowning the next Black Mason Royalty! | January, 25th 7pm-9pm

01/19/2024

We would like to provide you all with an update regarding our Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening of Reflection event scheduled for January 30th at 8:00pm.

However, we do invite you to join us for our kiosk in the Johnson Center on Wednesday, January 24th from 11:00am-12:00pm to commemorate the life of Dr. King. We will be at JC Kiosk G 🤎

01/16/2024

Welcome Back! We hope you enjoyed your winter break and we wish you the best for the Spring semester! Stay tuned as we announce some very exciting events & initiatives happening this semester! 👀💜✨

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🌟 Join us in honoring MLK Jr.’s legacy! 🤝 This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s inspire change!

As we reflect on today, we ask that you donate to support students that the Center for Culture Equity and Empowerment serves!

Either you once benefited from the Center’s transformative programs, and engaged in community building at events like the Black Excellence Gala, Mason Night Market, Latinx Graduation, Black Graduation, Pow Wows, and more. Maybe you believe in reducing barriers that inhibit academic and personal success by supporting student-led programs and initiatives that strengthen our community. Maybe, your personal value is to help meet student belonging, community building, and career preparedness needs which all work together to aid in students’ retention, persistence, and graduation.

Whoever you are and whatever you believe in, know that your donation ensures that these affirming and empowering spaces continue for future generations. Let your donation echo the dreams of MLK and all the student activists that helped get us to where we are and where we are going! 🌍

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November marks Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month, a time for us to recognize, celebrate, and amplify the contributions of Indigenous communities. It is essential that we uplift Indigenous voices not just during this designated month but every day, and engage actively in learning about the history of the land we inhabit. Swipe to discover the events happening, with two kicking off the month tomorrow! 🧡

10/10/2023

Today, we honor the rich cultures and traditions of indigenous communities worldwide. To support indigenous people year-round, advocate for land rights, access to education, and fair representation. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for all.❤️

10/03/2023

Join us at Kiosk C in the Johnson Center on October 3rd and October 17 for a celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month at CCEE! 🏳️‍🌈🌟 Discover the stories, resilience, and wellbeing of our BIPOC LGBTQ+ community members. Together, we're creating a more inclusive and empowered future. Don't miss out! 🌈✨

09/25/2023

🕊️ Wishing all who celebrate a happy Yom Kippur filled with reflection, forgiveness, and renewal. May this Day of Atonement bring you inner peace and a fresh start. G'mar Chatimah Tovah! ✨

09/16/2023

🍎🍯 Shana Tova from the CCEE Team! 🍯🍎

As the sweet aroma of apples and honey fills the air, we come together to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, is a time for reflection, renewal, and hope.

At CCEE, we are grateful for the richness and diversity that each member of our community brings. Together, we are stronger, wiser, and more resilient.

Shana Tova U'Metuka! May you have a good and sweet year ahead, filled with health, happiness, and prosperity.

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¡Feliz mes de la herencia Latina!❤️

Celebrating Hispanic and Latiné Heritage Month!

Get ready for a month filled with vibrant culture, amazing events, and unforgettable memories. Our CCEE family has already witnessed some incredible moments, and there's so much more to come! Check out our calendar for upcoming events that you won't want to miss. Latiné Heritage Month kicks off tomorrow, and we're starting early to make every moment count. 🎉💃📆

08/08/2023

🎓 Calling all incoming trailblazers! Get ready for an unforgettable start to your college journey at 'EmpowerMENT: Cultural Affinity Spaces.' 🌟 Join us on August 19th, 10am-12pm in JC Rooms A-C for an immersive experience that celebrates diverse voices, fosters connections, and sets the stage for an empowered college life.

MENT (Multi-Cultures Empowered by Networking Together) is your ticket to building lifelong friendships and creating impactful memories. Let's kick off your freshman year with a bang! 🚀

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The Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (CCEE) leads the university in creating and sustaining inclusive learning environments where all members of the Mason community are welcomed, valued, and supported.

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