COVID-19 Updates
Updated December 7, 2020

Cambridge College will continue remote teaching through Spring 2021 term. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community are important to us. Please see our updates regarding COVID-19 protocols and campus plans.

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Building a Race Equity and Social Justice Culture

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For fifty years our commitment to social justice and inclusion has been the bedrock of our mission and purpose. We believe that Cambridge College has contributed to helping to create a more equitable and inclusive world, but more work is still needed. We envision a society that promotes the health, wellbeing, and empowerment of all peoples. We recognize that particular attention needs to be paid to oppressed groups, those most affected by institutional racism and an economic system that prioritizes the profits of a few over the wellbeing of many.

Together we will continue to stand against the systemic racism and inequities that pervades black and brown communities in social, health, education, and workforce development and will strive for the liberation of all. 

Under the leadership of the Office of the President and with guidance from our inaugural Equity & Inclusion Committee, Cambridge College will create and implement a series of events, discussions and resources to educate and inform our community about systemic racism, social and economic inequities and related concepts to heal our communities and the world.

A Message from President Jackson

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Cambridge College Events

For Students

Student Virtual Coffee Hour: November 12, 2020.

Student Virtual Coffee Hour: December (date TBD).

For Faculty

Faculty Conversations on Race (closed sessions for CC faculty only):

Session 1: Why is Talking about Race So Difficult? October 14, 2020, 4-5:30pm 

Session 2: Racial Consciousness and The Current Reality. November 18, 2020, 4-5:30pm

Session 3: Moving Towards Racial Equity. December 9, 2020, 4-5:30pm

Community Events


Weekly events, SURJ Boston, SURJB Action Hour, Abolition Hour and more



November 19, 2020,  The Dinner Group - Boston, Men of Color Conference: Equity, Justice, Development - Day 2

November 12, 2020, The Dinner Group - Boston, Men of Color Conference: Equity, Justice, Development - Day 1

November 2, 2020, Eastern Bank, Virtual Celebration of Social Justice

October 21, 2020, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, From Protest to Power, Part 2: Electeds Enacting Policy

October 13, 2020, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, From Protest to Power, Part 1: Activists in Action. 

2018, cosponsors: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of African American History, Symposium: Finding Common Ground. 




These resources are gathered as part of an ongoing, collaborative effort. Please reach out with your recommendations by emailing us at


COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: Examining Anti-Asian Racism and Anti-Blackness in US Education, (co-authored by Cambridge College faculty member, Divya Anand, MA, MPhil, PhD) International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education

Toward a racially just workplace, Harvard Business Review, 2019

Why diversity matters, McKinsey & Company, 2015

Create a Shared Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Vision, young nonprofit professional network - Boston, 2017

Microaggressions: More Than Just Race, Psychology Today, 2010

Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace,, 2018

Success Comes from Affirming Your Potential, Harvard Business Review, 2019

A Letter to My POC Sisters and Brothers, CompassPoint, 2016

Awake to Woke at Work: Building a Race Equity Culture, Equity in the Center

A Call to Action: Addressing Racism at Four Levels, Tamika Mason, SHRM-SCP, SPH, 2020

Cambridge College Online Library collection of African American journals - available to CC students, faculty and staff


6 Ways to be an Antiracist Educator. Edutopia. August 2020.

7 videos that help explain racism and how to be anti-racist. The Renewal Project. June 2020.

Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on. PBS News Hour. February 2020.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi: Creating a More Equitable Society is in White Americans' Self Interest. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. June 2020.

From the Inside Out: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. Wendy Knight Agard, TEDxKanata. April 2020.

How We Fight 2 Point Plan Video. How We Fight. June 2020.

Let's get to the root of racial injustice. Megan Ming Francis, TEDxRainier. March 2016.

Minding the Gap: A Look at Income Inequality in the U.S. Time. February 2020.

On Diversity: Access Ain't Inclusion. Anthony Jack, TEDxCambridge. June 2019.

"Stamped" and the Story of Racism in the U.S. The Daily Show. March 2020.

Thomas Sowell on the Myths Economic Inequality. Hoover Institution. December 2018.

White Fragility & Other Anti-Racism Videos. Barclay, XayLi. June 2020.