|“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”|
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I did then what I knew how to do.
Now that I know better, I do better.”
|“As your body grows bigger
Your mind must flower.
It’s great to learn
‘Cause knowledge is power!”
“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. And EDI is committed to providing you the necessary tools to achieve that purpose.
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. Please e-mail all feedback and suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include “Know Resources” in the subject line).