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RACE Matters

The Race And Communication Exploration (RACE) Matters initiative is confronting racism through scholarship, teaching, and public engagement in the field of communication, as well as through efforts to sustain and build upon racially equitable and inclusive organizational practices within SOC.

The work involves:

  • Collating and highlighting existing work on addressing racism and creating inclusion and equity at SOC;
  • The creation of new internal and external initiatives funded by the Dean’s Office, the Inclusion Team and the SOC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee;
  • A continued priority to improve our internal processes for increasing equity and inclusion for staff and faculty;
  • A continued priority on training and assessment opportunities within SOC A continued priority on diversifying our curricula and instruction to incorporate a broader range of perspectives.
  • Continued support of opportunities for students from underserved communities to gain access to the media and communications professions.