Diversity & Inclusion | Southwestern Illinois College

February is Black History Month!

Event Spotlight: “Why Do We Still Need Black History Month?” 

Zoom presentation by by Lecia Rives, Esq. from Speak Up Enterprise was held Wed., Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.

Join us for an exploration of stories from slave’s narratives to modern day police brutality.  Along the way you will learn 9 little known facts about African Americans we should all know. 


The SWIC Diversity & Inclusion Committee is a group of faculty, staff, and student leaders who meet monthly to discuss and plan educational and social events and activities for students and the communities we serve district wide.

Our Mission

The mission of Southwestern Illinois College’s Diversity and Inclusion programming is to promote the understanding and respect for others regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin/ancestry, disability, sexual orientation or age through education and activities programming for our students and community.

Learn more about Black History online at Black History Month 2021 @ SWIC Library!