CFPA Accessibility Diversity Equity Inclusion (ADEI) Committee
The Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is a part of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts composed of Students, Faculty, and Staff here for you - our community. On this webpage you will find:
- All of our contact information. Please reach out if you need help or have questions!
- A list of events sponsored by the ADEI Committee intended for anyone in the community to be involved with
- Our Mission Statement
- the Committee Charge
- Report from the 2021 academic year
Please let us know if you have any thoughts or concerns. We’re here for you!
At the top of every page of Western's websites is a link to "Report Bias."
Other services and offices at Western that are part of the network of resources assisting in the ADEI efforts include:
- Convene at the direction of the Dean to select a Chair, discuss the potential scope of work, and share insights already gained at the department level.
- Identify those issues that are best addressed at the College level (e.g., scholarships, hiring of faculty and staff) for further review.
- Inventory current ADEI efforts and programs within the College (e.g., targeted recruitment).
- Assist the Dean in planning ADEI initiatives (e.g., Black History Month).
- Consider best practices from other universities and organizations.
- Encourage robust and frank conversations within the CFPA community (e.g., listening sessions with small groups).
- Maintain a webpage or shared digital space that documents the Committee’s work.
- Submit a draft ADEI plan to the Dean with short and long-term goals and aspirations by the end of the Spring Quarter.
- The draft ADEI plan will be reviewed by the CFPA Faculty Governance Council at the beginning of Fall Quarter.
Further learning resources in honor of Native American Heritage Month
- Watch: Land Acknowledgement - Short Version - a collaboration by the Children of the Setting Sun Productions and Ferndale Public School District on what the Land Acknowledgement is about
- Read: Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning for Many Indigenous Communities
- Read: Indigenous Children's Survivance in Public Schools
- Watch: Daughter of a Lost Bird
- Listen: Meet Raven Chacon, the first Native American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music
- View: Raven Chacon's portfolio
- View: Works by Blake Angeconeb
- View: Works by Savannah LeCornu
- Watch, read and listen: Catalyst Dance