Student Racial Justice Initiative: A Series of Reflective Dialogue Around Race 

As many of us have been awakened to racial injustice and inequity in our society, NSCC is offering opportunities for students to engage in reflective dialogue.  These opportunities will be reflective discussions that will challenge students to re-examine themselves and social norms by allowing us to learn and grow through facilitated dialogue.  These opportunities can range from participation in a book club to a listening session to participating in the pizza and a movie series.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the Office of Student Engagement at

We hope you can join us.

NCBI Student Leadership Training

The National Coalition Building Institute helps students explore their personal stories and experiences in relation to their peers in the contexts of systems of power and oppressions.

This is a 2-day intensive social justice leadership training that provides NSCC students a high-impact, engaging experience to develop skills needed to create social change within communities.  The NCBI Student Leadership Training will be held on Friday, January 29 and Friday, February 5 from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. 

RSVP Here by January 22 as space is limited.

Pizza and a Movie Series

A component of the Student Racial Justice Initiative: A Series of Reflective Dialogue Around Race 

Join us as we explore various films and documentaries that examine a variety of important topics. We hope the movies will be thought provoking and get some excellent dialogue happening as we reflect on the messages of these films.  These topics include but are not limited to race, racism, white privilege and the history of sports.  Since we can't share a pizza together, participants will receive and electronic gift card to Dominos, halfway through the movie.  We hope you can join us!

Thursday, January 21st
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pizza and a Movie Series: We are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest. (Documentary  may be subject to change.)

Complete this form to join!

Brotherhood and Self-Discovery: A Journey Rising to Become Your Best Self

Professor Troy Smith, in collaboration with the MALES (Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence and Success) Program has designed a FREE 1 credit course to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen the brotherhood bond amongst students on campus. The overall goal is to help male students of color build connections that can help with their academic success and persistence.

 This course provides a dynamic interactive group experience grounded in the concepts of personal and social development. By providing a comfortable space for students to pause, reflect, interact with guest speakers, and apply core principles of success, students will increase their ability to envision and achieve their personal, professional, and community change goals. Students will develop a greater sense of self-awareness, build upon individual strengths, expand their capacity for resiliency, change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, recognize the value of healthy relationships, and develop stronger support networks for life-long success. This course provides an integrative approach ranging from individual growth to broader societal change.

The course begins on February 22nd and meets in a zoom format each Monday from 2pm-3:05pm

Section: V04 CRN: 20546

If you are interested, please complete this form!

Spring Book Club

As many of us have been awakened to racial injustice and inequity in our society, OSE is offering an opportunity for introspection and re-examining ourselves and our social norms by allowing us to learn through books that address these inequities.

We are very excited to continue our book clubs this semester. The selected books: Hunger by Roxane Gay and The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett.  The Book Clubs are open to Students, Faculty and Staff.  If you are interested in participating, please email us at  with your book selection by February 5th, 2021.  OSE does have limited copies of the books for students.  If you are in need of a book, please include your mailing address in the email and we will send it right out.

Beginning the week of February 16th, we will meet weekly to have facilitated discussion around these topics. Meeting Details will be sent out the week of February 8th.  You can choose one book or both!  We look forward to reading, learning, listening and growing! 



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