Diversity Month Essay Contest

The library is pleased to help draw attention to a student club-based activities around Diversity Month. The library lobby houses a club display, many books on diversity issues are on view and ready to check out, and there is information in the library — and linked below — about an Essay Contest which could mean $100 for your ideas on discrimination and the preservation of racial, cultural, and intellectual diversity.

The issues of discrimination and the preservation of racial, cultural, and intellectual diversity is one that deserves special attention in today’s society. In response to the proliferation of racial discrimination manifest in events such as the Compton Cookout and prejudice based on sexual orientation on UC campuses, several SBCC clubs have banded together to host Diversity Month in an effort to raise awareness for this issue. In honor of Diversity Month the Black Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, and Hillel are co-sponsoring an essay contest centered on the theme of diversity. Essays should address the question “What is Diversity?” Creative responses are encouraged and feel free to incorporate personal experience and explore the idea of diversity in depth extending to issues of its importance as well.
Rules and Requirements:
– The essay should be between 500 and 750 words.
– Essayists must be current Santa Barbara City College students.
– Essays must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 19th.
– Essays should be e-mailed to diversityessay2010@gmail.com. Questions and comments can be directed to this address as well.
– All contestants must be able to attend the Diversity Month ending ceremonies on April 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the BC Forum hosted by Diane Rodriguez-Kiino where the winning submissions will be read and awards given.
– First place winner will receive a $100 award
– Second place winner will receive $50 award