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Office of Equity & Inclusion

A History of Diversity, Poised for a Lifetime of Inclusion & Justice Work

The mission of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to serve as an educational resource, rooted in inclusive excellence. We invite the entire community to engage academically and socially with identity development, intersectionality, intergroup relations, and justice in order to achieve a unifying consciousness for the common good. Guided by our Ignatian Values, the OEI envisions Loyola High School students, families, staff, faculty, and administration taking advantage of the rich diverse fabric of the school by embracing and grappling with issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

The goals of OEI will advocate, facilitate, and assess the work of established programs, departments, and offices to affirm that the campus lives out its commitment to equity and inclusion through the eight aspects of diversity: Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Gender, Age, Ability/Disability, Sexual Orientation, Geography, Social-economic Status.

Shake Us From Our Slumber

 

When our eyes do not see the gravity of racial justice,
Shake us from our slumber and open our eyes, O Lord.

When out of fear we are frozen into inaction,
Give us a spirit of bravery, O Lord.

When we try our best but say the wrong things,
Give us a spirit of humility, O Lord.

When the chaos of this dies down,
Give us a lasting spirit of solidarity, O Lord.

When it becomes easier to point fingers outwards,
Help us to examine our own hearts, O Lord.

God of truth, in your wisdom, Enlighten Us.
God of hope in your kindness, Heal Us.
Creator of All People, in your generosity, Guide Us.

Racism breaks your heart,
break our hearts for what breaks yours, O Lord.
Ever-present God, you called us to be in relationship with one another and promised to dwell wherever two or three are gathered. In our community, we are many different people; we come from many different places, have many different cultures. Open our hearts that we may be bold in finding the riches of inclusion and the treasures of diversity among us. We pray in faith.

— Dr. Martin Luther King


 

Meet the Team

F. Douglas Brown
Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion 213.381.5121 ext. 3010

“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.”
– bell hooks

Kaitlin Collins Pardo
Director of the Cub Year Programs; Associate Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion 213.381.5121 ext. 3099

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
-Lilla Watson

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