OEI

From L.A. to Whittier, diversity in our backyard

As a part of the first six-weeks of the Fall semester, the Office of Equity and Inclusion put together “A Day in L.A.,” highlighting art from diverse communities. The excursion consisted of visits to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM), and the first annual Whittier Pride.

From L.A. to Whittier, diversity in our backyard

Unpacking political participation with the OEI

The day after the closely-watched midterm elections, the Office of Equity of Inclusion (OEI) and Assistant Director Kayla Kosaki hosted a Midterm Election Debriefing event. The event covered the results of the election, and what they meant to individuals, and to vulnerable communities. There was consensus among those in attendance that dialogues, like this one, are incredibly important, yet few had ever had access to discussions similar to this before. 

Unpacking political participation with the OEI

Spilling the Tea on Spilling the Tea

This past Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Office of Equity and Inclusion held a discussion on cultural appropriation, in light of Halloween. This event was part of a series called “Spilling the Tea on Diversity,” which explores various topics relating to diversity and inclusion and seeks to educate students in an open dialogue that is welcoming to all questions and opinions, barring that they do not disrespect anyone's identity. The QC had a chance to sit down with the event’s two coordinators, first-year Diversity Ambassador (DA) Kea Minami and second-year DA Cole DiGrazia, to discuss to purpose and outcome of the event.

Queer we are

Now that school is in full swing, new events and activities have been popping up all over campus. On Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) teamed up with Trans, Other-Identifying, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Allies for Diversity (TOBGLAD) to hold an LGBTQIA+ mixer. The event drew students from all different years, all different identities, and all different educational paths.

Queer we are

Spilling the Tea: Let's E-Race These Issues

Poets filled the room as the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) held its Spilling the Tea on Diversity discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The OEI has held this series of discussions since the beginning of this year, focusing on topics that most people find difficult to talk about.

Spilling the Tea: Let's E-Race These Issues