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The Multiculturalism Project seeks DePaul’s diversity role models

(DePaul University/Chi Jang Yin)
This article was updated on Jan. 21.

DePaul faculty who teach a multiculturalism course in the liberal studies program and faculty, staff, students and alumni who are contributors and role models for promoting diversity and equity at DePaul, are invited to submit their names to be considered for the Multiculturalism Project.

A video dialogue series, Chi Jang Yin will film the Multiculturalism Project in the 2021 winter and spring quarters. Yin, the 2020-21 Presidential Fellow and creator of the project, is a documentary filmmaker, an associate professor and the area head of photography and media art in The Art School. As a trained diversity facilitator at the National SEED Project -- Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity -- she will conduct virtual interviews with those selected to participate. 

The Multiculturalism Project aims to promote an open dialogue regarding equity in classroom settings and research initiatives by diversity contributors and role models within the DePaul community. The project will also encourage collaboration among professional peers and community activism through research initiatives. 

Each interviewee will be featured in a short virtual interview. The videos will be showcased on a dedicated page on the website of DePaul's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. Faculty who teach LSP 200 Multiculturalism are highly encouraged to participate in this project. 

“Fostering critical engagement in personal growth of diversity and equity experience is the theme of this digital media project," she says. “The project will use a storytelling framework to humanize social justice issues and empower diversity role models within the DePaul community through the lens of pedagogy and research initiatives." 

The project will engage in the following three themes: 
  • Intersectionality; 
  • Anti-racism; 
  • Diversity mentorship 
If you are interested in being considered or nominating someone for the project, please contact Yin​ by Friday, Jan. 29. 

Please briefly include the following information: 

  • Indicate your role at DePaul -- faculty, staff, student or alumni -- and your preferred contact information. 
  • List one theme (among the three) that matches your experience for the talk. 
  • Describe your or the nominee's experience in diversity, inclusion, and equity in personal growth, pedagogy, and research initiatives.