Diversity at Pepperdine
Seaver College Diversity Projects and Programs
Multicultural Theater Project
Joi Carr, the Multicultural Project's director said, "Hopefully it impacts the community by creating dialogue about different issues such as race, class and gender. We want to add to the platform so those in the Pepperdine community can become more culturally aware." Read more about it in this Graphic article. For more information, please contact Dr. Joi Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org
PepReach Mentoring Program
The PepReach program pairs Pepperdine student volunteers with students at an inner city high school that helps to support and encourage the youth to pursue their aspirations of attending college. More information
Week of Peace, Hope, and Justice
The week's events will include documentaries, guest speakers and displays designed to celebrate the victories of peace in the past and to educate the Pepperdine community about issues that are currently preventing peace and justice in the world. It provides a new understanding of peace, refresh the promise of hope, and provide new direction on the road to justice. (Martin Luther King, III, speaks as part of the Annual Week of Peace, Hope and Justice) For more information, please visit the Office of Intercultural Affairs.
Urban Reality Tour
A full day experience in which students learn about Los Angeles and the social, political, economic, justice and diversity issues that affect the residents of the city. The students meet with social service agencies and explore both Skid Row and Hollywood in small groups. Upon returning to campus they work together to create an artistic representation that recognizes and appreciates the complexities of their community.
Students take a one-day educational tour in which they visit eight sites for the homeless and learn valuable insights about homeless programs in at-risk communities. Read more about it in this Graphic article
Social Action and Justice Colloquium
Social Action and Justice (SAAJ) Colloquia is a four-course, interdisciplinary sequence designed for students who are interested in making a difference in the world. Organized in a seminar format, the SAAJ Colloquia focuses on complex issues such as human rights, diversity, wealth and poverty, the environment, the interplay of religion and culture, and the role of the media in shaping social movements. More information