Race & Equity Initiative

The Information School

Diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions. At the Information School, everyone has an important role in advancing diversity and equity in our learning community.

New for 2016-17 is the iSchool Diversity, Equity and Access (iDEA) Project. iDEA’s purpose is to generate dialogue and engagement across and among iSchool students, faculty and staff in order to create a cohesive and comprehensive framework in which issues of race, bias and equity are moved away from event-based discussions and are authentically addressed and integrated into our everyday behaviors, practices and policies. Our goal is not to lessen the interaction of events, but to create events that motivate and fuel students, faculty and staff to embrace and engage uncomfortable conversations about race, bias and power, while building a community that fosters understanding and action around equity and inclusion.

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Cynthia del Rosario
Diversity, Equity & Access Officer