CFPA Accessibility Diversity Equity Inclusion (ADEI) Committee
This standing (permanent) committee is comprised of representative students, faculty, and staff of the college. We are here for you - our community. We are charged with advising, promoting, and mentoring the efforts of the college to advance the accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion of its practices, pedagogies, policies, and procedures. Our mission is growing and changing as we continue to learn and implement processes throughout the college in order to create and support a culture of greater inclusion. Please let us know if you have any thoughts or concerns about ADEI in the college. We’re here for you!
- Convene to discuss known or potential concerns, successes and insights gained which affect our college community.
- Identify those issues that are best addressed at the College level for further review.
- Inventory current ADEI efforts and programs underway within the College.
- Consider best practices from other universities and organizations.
- Encourage robust and frank conversations within the CFPA community.
- Assist the Dean in planning ADEI initiatives and policy improvements.
- 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.
ADEI Resources at Western
At the top of all of Western's web pages is a link to report incidents of bias. This is provides Western with valuable feedback.
- WWU Latine Heritage Month Celebrations
- WWU LatinX Student Union
- Learn about Mexican folklórico dance
- Interview with Augusto Boal (Theatre of the Oppressed)
- Seattle Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture, celebrating the rich history of Chicano/as and Latino/as in Washington state.
- Feature on local, internationally renowned artist Alfredo Arreguín
- Learning recommendations from the Bellingham Public Library
Creating and sharing accessible digital content
Accessibility in Pedagogy
Further learning about Native American heritage
- 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