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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office teaches students about social justice in research and writing

Brandon Cortés- News Writer

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, DEI, Office is gearing up to host a significant virtual event titled “Me/We Social Justice in Writing and Research.” Scheduled to take place on April 16, the meeting aims to delve into the crucial intersection of social justice, writing and research, fostering dialogue and understanding within the academic community. 

Led by Daisy Torres-Baez, the esteemed faculty and staff diversity recruitment and retention specialist at DEI, the event promises to be a dynamic platform for meaningful conversations and insights. With her expertise and dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion, Torres-Baez brings a wealth of knowledge to the discussion, ensuring a thought-provoking and enlightening experience for participants. 

The theme of “Me/We Social Justice in Writing and Research” underscores the importance of individual perspectives and collective responsibility in advancing social justice agendas through scholarly pursuits. It reflects a nuanced understanding of how academic research and writing can perpetuate or challenge systems of inequality and the role of researchers and writers in effecting positive change. 

Through interactive sessions and engaging discussions, participants will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of social justice in writing and research. This includes examining biases and power dynamics inherent in academic discourse, exploring strategies for incorporating diverse perspectives into scholarly work and discussing the ethical implications of research methodologies. 

Moreover, the meeting will provide a platform for sharing best practices and resources for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in academic writing and research. By fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants, DEI aims to empower individuals to create more inclusive and socially conscious scholarship that reflects the diversity of human experiences. 

The significance of such an event cannot be overstated, particularly in the current social and political climate where issues of equity and justice are at the forefront of public discourse. As institutions of higher learning strive to become more inclusive and equitable spaces, initiatives like “Me/We Social Justice in Writing and Research” play a crucial role in advancing these objectives. 

In a statement regarding the upcoming event, Torres-Baez emphasized the importance of creating spaces for dialogue and reflection on issues of social justice within academic settings. Torres-Baez said, “Our goal is to foster a community of scholars who are committed to using their research and writing as tools for social change. By coming together to explore these topics, we can collectively work towards creating a more just and equitable society.” 

The “Me/We Social Justice in Writing and Research” meeting represents a significant step forward in DEI’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the academic community. As participants prepare to engage in meaningful conversations and collaborative learning, the event stands as a testament to the power of collective action in effecting positive change. 

For those interested in participating in the event, further details and registration information will be available on the DEI website in the coming days, as the academic community comes together to explore the intersection of social justice, writing, and research. 

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