Offering education and resources to prevent
and address bias-related incidents,
harassment, hate speech and hate crimes.
At Mt. San Jacinto College, we are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment for all people. Mistreatment or bias due to one’s race, ethnic background, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, abilities, economic status, family situation, national origin, or other individual differences is not tolerated.
The MSJC BEAR Team was created to address the ongoing need for bias education, hate and violence prevention, and the general tension caused by prejudice and bigotry. BEAR is part of a larger network of key expert leaders from partnering educational, human rights, and hate crime agencies in Southern California and across the country.
Upcoming BEAR Events:
Meet the BEAR Team!
is the Founder and Director of the MSJC BEAR Program, as well as Professor & Chair of the Sociology Department. Author of several articles and book chapters in the areas of diversity, education and mass media, Dr. Dalaimo is the recipient of the prestigious Stanback-Stroud Award for Education in Diversity (Awarded by the Association of California Community Colleges) and has been recognized in "Whose Who Among America's Teachers". Dr. Dalaimo consults and lectures on various topics, including Diversity & Discrimination and Critical Media Literacy.
Dr. Stamenkovic (not pictured) is Co-Chair of the MSJC Diversity Committee, a Sociology Instructor, and a former “Associate Faculty member of the Year”. She has earned a doctorate in Medicine from the University of Belgrade and a Masters in Social Sciences from Loma Linda University, and has been published in the fields of psychology and epidemiology. Dr. Stamenkovic is active in local politics and animal rights issues, and consults and lectures on various topics, including Bias Education and Violence.
Ms. Baez has a Masters degree in Sociology from California State University, San Marcos. She is an Associate Faculty member in the Sociology Programs at Mt. San Jacinto College and Riverside Community College. Ms. Baez has prior experience with victims of crime and community outreach.