Pepperdine Caruso School of Law to Host Fourth Annual Diversity Week
As part of an ongoing initiative to help students of all backgrounds feel welcome on campus, the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law will host the fourth annual Diversity Week featuring a series of events that celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion with representatives from faculty, staff, and students. Organized by the Caruso Law Diversity Council, the daily events will take place at the Malibu campus from Monday, September 13 through Friday, September 17, 2021.
“The purpose behind each diversity and belonging event is to celebrate and unite all of our diverse and unique students and staff at the Caruso School of Law,” offers Chalak Richards (JD ’12), assistant dean of student life, diversity, and belonging and director of the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence at Caruso Law. “We hope that every student, faculty, and staff member feels heard, recognized, and celebrated as we continue to create an environment that is welcoming to everyone no matter their cultural, ethnic, or religious background.”
In addition to panel discussions and guest speakers throughout the week, this year’s events will include Global Village Day, a popular showcasing of numerous national, ethnic, and regional cultures through the sharing of traditional foods, and the display of garments, books, music, photographs, and information. The Interfaith Religious Diversity Panel will explore how the practice of faith impacts work and vocation; and Ann Claire Williams, a retired judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will lead the Dean's Speaker Series. On September 17, in commemoration of Constitution Day, the Caruso School of Law will host a special virtual event focused on student free speech and the United States Constitution.
For additional information about Diversity Week, visit the Caruso School of Law website.