“As your body grows bigger
Your mind must flower.
It’s great to learn
‘Cause knowledge is power!
—Opening theme, Schoolhouse Rock!
“Knowledge is Power.” You’ve probably heard this before as a television public service announcement or meme. It sounds trite, but the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) fully embraces this view. Part of receiving a world-class education is to learn how to find and use information to solve problems and effect change.
That’s why we’re introducing a new set of materials called “Know” by EDI. Simply put, “Know” will be our clearinghouse for helpful facts and resources on various pressing subjects. Our first page is already up, providing content on immigration, particularly in light of recent federal policy changes and executive orders from the White House. And we’ll be constantly updating “Know” with new pages and information relevant to the UCLA community and beyond.
We hope this repository proves useful. And, in the spirit of learning, we are open to suggestions on valuable resources that we’ve missed. EDI firmly believes that “[i]t’s great to learn, ‘cause knowledge is…” Well, you remember how it goes.