The Values and Principles Guiding the Work of BSC's Diversity Enrichment Team:
Diversity is comprised of complex aspects of identity by which individuals distinguish themselves, including race, ethnicity, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, religion, language, education, family situation, marital status, socio-economic status, physical characteristics, and abilities.
Birmingham-Southern College is committed to the principles of community and global engagement, compassion and empathy, inclusion and acceptance, and valuing difference in others. Each aspect of diversity shapes us as individuals but does not fully capture our being. Therefore we assert that no one should be solely defined or narrowly perceived by these terms. We affirm that diversity plays a critical role in a liberal arts education: Our institution supports and celebrates diversity by providing opportunities to explore diverse perspectives and engage in critical reflection.
Comments on Diversity
"We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new
-Tim Berners Lee
"We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity."
"We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny… I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Make a Difference / Change the World
"What we have to do is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate
our differences without fracturing our communities.”
"It is time to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."
"We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion."
-Max de Pree
"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
-John F. Kennedy
I Hear Them All: Old
Crow Medicine Show
We Are the World
Imagine: Children of the World
Imagine One World
Peace: Make a Difference
Help Somebody: Susan Werner
Put a Little Love in Your Heart
One World / Love One Another
You've Got a Friend
Lean on Me: African Children's Choir
Youth for Human Rights
Playing for Change
Imagine - Playing for
War / No More Trouble - Playing for Change
One Love - Playing for Change
Don't Worry - Playing for Change
Chanda Mama - Playing for Change
Bring it on Home - Playing for Change
Change is Gonna Come - Playing for Change
Birmingham-Southern College - Diversity Enrichment Team