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Hickman Diversity Lecture

The Committee for Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion seeks to nurture a Zion community--grounded in unity, mutual respect, and charity toward all--in the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. To achieve this goal, we support the college in the following three areas:

  1. We promote the recruitment, training, retention, promotion, and support of faculty of color, women faculty, and faculty from other underrepresented groups, recognizing that their perspectives and contributions enhance the quality of our college's research, teaching, and programming.
  2. We collaborate with faculty members, deans, chairs, mentors, and other campus partners to create inclusive academic environments where faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds and experiences can succeed, thrive, and contribute to the aims of Brigham Young University.
  3. We directly support the College in its goal to help students become informed citizens and thoughtful leaders who make our BYU community and the broader communities in which they live more just, equitable, happy, and inclusive.
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Committee for Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Coordinator
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Sherinah Saasa

Diana Duan

DJ Gonzales

Joel Selway

Jessica Preece

Olga Stoddard

Student & Campus Resources
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The BYU Committee on Race, Equity & Belonging is united and deeply committed to  realizing the recent call to action and reflecting the united declaration of leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP that educational institutions “review processes, [policies], and organizational attitudes regarding racism and root them out.”
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The FHSS Student Research Academy is a program whose initial mission is to support students of color who have an interest in being involved in academic research.
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L -isten without judgment to develop empathy and understanding.
E -ducate yourself on issues and struggles to prepare yourself to be more supportive.
A – ware (be) self-aware and aware of others who may be struggling due to social problems.
D – o seek to know how to fulfill your special duty to uplift, empower, and serve.
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The FHSS Student Research Academy is a program whose initial mission is to support students of color who have an interest in being involved in academic research.

Hickman Diversity and Inclusion Lecture

The Hickman Diversity and Inclusion Lecture is given annually by a faculty member who has been awarded the Hickman Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Award based on their research, teaching, and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. Dr.Ignacio Garcia is the winner of the first award given in 2019, and gave his lecture “A Vision To Be Whole: Unlearning Ephriam and Re-engaging with 2 Nephi 26:33” on Thursday, February 20, 2020.