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. We aim to reflect our commitment to achieve this goal by supporting the college in the following three areas:
- We will 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 enrich the quality of our college's research, teaching, and programming, while strengthening and improving social interactions.
- We will 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.
- We will strive to help students become sensitive citizens and leaders who are informed and aware of both diversity and culture, helping to make our BYU community and the broader communities in which they live more just, equitable, happy, and inclusive.
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.
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.
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Poet, author, and activist Maya Angelou has made amazing contributions in American history. Among her accomplishments is her renowned autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s writings have altered society for the better, bringing greater diversity into the theater and literature, while inspiring generations of women, African Americans and all people who struggle to overcome prejudice, discrimination and abuse. #BYUnity