Aiken Technical College participates in several activities to increase awareness, discussion, and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and efforts. Activities include:


Heritage Observances

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. The month-long celebration highlights LGBTQ culture and support of LGBTQ rights.
Aiken Technical College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee invite everyone to observe the Juneteenth holiday with a focus on celebrating and educating.  Juneteenth began with the emancipation of enslaved individuals of the United States on June 19, 1865.  Let this topic lead to an open and honest conversation as an opportunity to educate and enlighten.  Celebrate with hope and joy with graduation toward more growth for this holiday.  Always moving toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Lunch and Learn Reading Groups

Join us for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Lunch & Learn Reading Group on Thursday, May 27 for an interactive session to discuss DEI topics from the below articles:

Privileged by Kyle Korver


Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Friday, September 17 from noon to 1 p.m. for a Lunch & Learn session featuring an interactive discussion on the following:

“Michael’s Story: I get into so much trouble just by walking” Article

Aiken Technical College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee invite you to participate in a DEI Lunch & Learn session on Friday, October 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

The group will discuss the below videos and readings in observance of Native American History Month, which is observed annually in November. Participants are encouraged to view the videos and readings prior to the Lunch & Learn session.


What Indigenous Peoples’ Day Means to Native Americans:'-day-means-to-native-americans


Translating Yonnondio by Precedent and Evidence: The Mashpee Indian Case:


Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools:

Dynamic Dialogues Guest Lecture Series

Wednesday, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm (past event)

ATC Amphitheater

New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash will discuss his writing and read from his latest books (includes reception and book signing). Doors open at 6 p.m.

Space is limited. COVID guidelines will be observed. Pre-registration is required. 
This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, email 

November 17 p.m., 2021

Wednesday, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Teepees, Feathers Buffalo? Beyond the Myth of Indigenous Identity
Presented by Dr. Brittany D. Hunt 
Indigenous Ed, LLC, Cohost of the The Red Justice Project, Author - Whoz Ya People

Open to campus and community - this is a virtual event.
Click HERE to join the event online with video.
OR dial in at  +1-571-392-7650 | PIN: 568 796 1448

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Dr. Hope Rivers is the first woman president of Piedmont Technical College. Join us Thursday, March 17 as she shares her unique experiences on her journal to educational leadership.

The event starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the ATC amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public. Free lunch for the first 50 attendees.

Workshops and Campus Training Sessions

Join us Thursday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. for a live, virtual workshop titled “Diversity Fatigue: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Overcome It.” The session will be led Wendy Walden, Associate Vice President for Executive Affairs, and Dr. Matteel Knowles, Vice President for Student Services, from Greenville Technical College.

To join the session, go to the following online link

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Community Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Doors Open at 2:30 p.m.
Program Starts at 3 p.m.
Event is free and open to the public.

UofSC Aiken
Convocation Center
2049 Champion Way
Graniteville, SC 29829

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from noon to 3 p.m.

Center for African American History, Art, and Culture

120 York Street NE

Aiken, SC 29801


The Center for African American History, Art, and Culture will host a Juneteenth Celebration featuring music, arts, crafts, dance, games, educational activities, a fashion show, food, and more.

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