CFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CFA is continually working to expand, expose and evidence our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, through course offerings, events and performances, the representational politics of presence and visibility, as well as through direct community engagement and meaningful partnerships.
A Dean's First Step Towards Action
Recent rise in violence against unarmed Black people in America has reignited activism for social justice across the nation. In addition to calls for social justice in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, a national call has been issued for greater focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for a broader construction of peoples.
To this extent, the LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts, under my leadership and in alignment with broader initiatives of the university, seeks to engage a process of addressing historical omission of difference through a concerted politic of radical cultural representation across racial / ethnic / gendered identities.
In the Classroom
We encourage and support all students in learning more about the complex nexus of race, culture, diversity, gender, identity and inclusion. To that end, we have compiled a listing of courses within the college that overtly cover these crucial topics, working to inform student efforts to learn more about institutionalized racism while in the classroom and working toward their degree.
Courses are offered in all the disciplines within the college – both undergraduate and graduate.
On Social Justice, Black Lives Matter, the Power of Prayer
These are our commitments to our students. These are our commitments to our society.
Fall’s KaleidoLA Speaker Series Explores Personal Narratives
Featuring artists of color whose artwork and lived experiences foreground issues of racial, economic and social justice.
A Night of Black Excellence
Curated by Theater in Color, this is a celebration of Black art, Black stories and Black lives! Presented with the support of the LMU Theatre Arts Program and the LMU College of Communications and Fine Arts Deans Office.
Faculty Pub Night: Arnab Banerji
LMU Choruses in Underdog Choir
Produced in conjunction with the 2020 Grammy Awards, this video features women from LMU Choruses performing an arrangement of “Underdog” by Alicia Keys, raising awareness that women only make up 2% of the music production profession.