• Commitment to Community (C2C)

    Commitment to Community (C2C) is a university-wide diversity initiatives committee of students, faculty, and staff. The committee invites all interested members of the campus community to participate; however, it draws its officers largely from undergraduate students, and from faculty and staff from the Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC). Our mission is to foster diversity awareness, knowledge, and understanding through discussion, dialogue and community building. C2C members are committed to creating and supporting individual/institutional change for equity and justice in the many ways we relate, learn and live in our various communities inside and outside of Hamline University.


    Commitment to Community Keynote Address 2019 

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Avenue) (NOTE: reserved ticket required.)

     C2C 2019 Jeff Chang KeynoteJeff Chang (bio) has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. His first book, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He edited the book, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop. Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin's Press) was released on October 2014 to critical acclaim. It was published in paperback in January 2016 under the new title, Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America (Picador). The book won the Ray + Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Books for a Better Life Award. His latest book, We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation (Picador), was published in September 2016. It was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it “the smartest book of the year.” In May 2019, he and director Bao Nguyen created a four-episode digital series adaptation of the book for PBS Indie Lens Storycast.  

    The Commitment to Community Keynote Address in the church requires a ticket, and is followed by Q&A and book signing with Jeff Chang

    Current C2C Members: 

    Molly Doran staff mdoran03@hamline.edu 
    Dr. David L. Everett staff  
    Emily Lincoln   student  
    Amanda Roll-Kuhne  staff  
    Jim Scheibel faculty jscheibel01@hamline.edu
    Jane Turk staff  jturk02@hamline.edu