Diversity and Inclusion
The development of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts' (CFPCA) Diversity and Inclusion Council is to help the CFPCA community appreciate diversity and inclusion in various forms, empathize with all people, and stand against discrimination.
Diversity and inclusion are intrinsically valuable and essential to the creation of an effective learning and working community. The fine, performing and communication arts are crucial to shaping engaged and creative citizens. By embracing diversity and inclusion, we can teach our community to appreciate the richness of differences among us including those that manifest in communication and the arts.
Defining Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is the condition of being varied: the status of being composed of many different elements. For an institution, diversity is the acknowledgement of the many differences that exist among its stakeholders. Inclusion is the process of incorporating differences, such as experiences, learning styles, working styles, and personality types; as well as differences race, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, religion, and nationality.
The CFPCA Diversity Council seeks to engage in the following practices:
- Examine what we know about diversity and offer ways to enrich understanding
- Create opportunities for students, faculty and staff to interact with individuals with different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences
- Create and support an environment for success that addresses diversity
- Embrace and foster diversity through cultural self-awareness, scholarship, and creative practices
Principles and Goals
As a university, we have a responsibility to uphold diversity as a value, and demonstrate commitment, through our policies and actions. Through our everyday activities and interactions, creative and scholarly practices, curricular design and teaching, and service and community engagement, we seek to create an inclusive institutional atmosphere that recognizes and celebrates the inherent value of a diverse campus community.
- Facebook Training for Journalists presented by the Journlism Institute for Media Diversity - January 17, 2019
- The Freedom Players Present "I AM"- February 4, 2019
- To Sangana's Dance Concert - February 16 & 17, 2019
- Angels in America Part 1 by Tony Kushner - February 8-24, 2019
- Ofield Dukes Diversity Summit - WSU Student Center, 9 - 11:30 a.m., March 6, 2019
- In/Civility in the Professional Field: How do we promote civility in our communication practices without losing our authentic voices? Panelists: Kaniqua Welch, Weber Shandwick, Ross Jones, reporter, Fox 2 Alistair Stephenson
- 13th Annual Diversity Lecture: "The Psychology of a City: Race, Violence, and Community" presented by the School of Social Work and Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development - 3-5 p.m., March 7, 2019
- Venus by Suzan Lori Parks - March 22 - April 13, 2019
- Angels in America Part 2 by Tony Kushner - April 26 - May 12, 2019
- Black Theatre Program Touring Ensembles
Loraleigh Keashly, Associate Dean, Curricular & Student Affairs
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
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Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
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