The Dean’s Task Force for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Southwestern Diversity Through the Ages

The Dean’s Task Force for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is charged with addressing important issues related to the diversity and inclusiveness of our community. The Dean’s Task Force for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging has four subcommittees (Training, Programming, Grievance, and Curriculum) comprised of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Dean’s Task Force has provided a unique opportunity for all subsections of our community to come to the table to discuss critical issues, those that relate to our sense of belonging, and put into action ways to make positive changes so that all community members feel valued and included at Southwestern.

The 2020-21 members of the task force are as follows:

  1. Training Subcommittee

    Co-chairs: Angelique Porter (Staff) and Brittany Butler (Student)

    Members:
    Marcie Canal (Staff)
    Kemba Taylor (Faculty)
    Julia Vazquez (Faculty)
    Vivien Lewis (Staff)
    Josie Deese  (Student)

  2. Programming Subcommittee

    Co-chairs: Beth Caldwell (Faculty) and Cristina Pineda (Alumni)

    Members:
    Jenny Rodriquez-Fee (Faculty)
    Alejandra Martinez-Ramos (Staff)
    Robert Mena (Staff)
    Eliana Amirian (Student)
    Chaviante Bell (Student)

  3. Grievance Subcommittee

    Chair: Aridai Martinez (Staff)

    Members:
    Abraham Bran (Student)
    Alixandra Powers (Student)
    Monic Claire (Staff)
    Jessica Johnson (Staff)
    Isabelle Gunning (Faculty, Co-chair)
    Nydia Duenez (Staff, Co-chair)
    Dennis Yokoyama (Faculty)

  4. Curriculum Subcommittee

    Co-chairs: Professor Michael Morse (Faculty) and Gabriella Clemente (Student)

    Members:
    Vanessa Barnett (Student)
    Mickey Yao (Student)
    Susan Prager (Dean)
    Dov Waisman (Vice Dean)
    Byron Stier (Faculty)