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Dr. Shirley Staples Carter shares insights and ideas on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Accomplishments in the 2020-2021 academic year

Diversity, equity and inclusion are important goals across the college and comport with the university's strategic plan priority #4. This report provides a summary of new and ongoing initiatives implemented and reported.

Building a culturally competent librarian workforce

Diversity, equity and inclusion have been woven into the School of Library and Information Science since it was founded 50 years ago. But we took stock of some notable examples of the iSchool’s progress in hiring, outreach and strategic programs.

Social justice in the media

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was the keynote speaker for the joint CIC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Symposium and SJMC Media & Civil Rights History Symposium in March.

iSchool Social Impact Committee and Diversity Leadership Group hosts discussion on Caste by Isabella Wilkerson

As part of this semester's equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice programming, the iSchool Social Impact Committee and Diversity Leadership Group hosted a discussion on Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. The discussion was led by iSchool alumnus Gerald Moore.

Making a statement

In the weeks following George Floyd’s death, the CIC hosted online forums, offered diversity training and altered teaching curriculum to emphasize its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Alumna A'Ja Wilson speaks to the reality of women of color

I am honored to use this blog space to share a most provocative and powerful reflection from our very own A'Ja Wilson.

What can I do?

Thoughts on what we can do in response to yet another crisis - racial injustice. I share thoughts from Dr. Dustin Supa of Boston University.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.