Action Plan to Address Anti-Blackness and Racism
Please click here to see our detailed action plan, which was written by the Social Welfare Faculty in partnership with social welfare students from the Luskin Black Caucus. This action plan details our commitment to addressing Anti-Blackness and Racism within our Department. Our plan focuses on the following:
- Increase Visibility and Funding of Black Students in Social Welfare
- Enhance Recruitment, Retention, and Positive Scholarly Trajectories for Black Students and Faculty
- Decolonize the Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Improve Climate, Space and Support for Black Students
Diversities, Disparities, and Difference (D3)
The Diversity, Disparities, and Difference (D3) Initiative at UCLA Luskin launched in 2014 by former Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. as part of UCLA’s effort to build a more equitable environment on campus. The D3 Initiative aims to create a cohesive strategy to bridge differences, understand our diverse society, and confront disparities in the field of public affairs.
The D3 Initiative aims to:
- Enhance student admissions and faculty searches by championing more diverse applicant pools;
- Institutionalize programming that offers a critical understanding of social inequity while establishing connections with the greater community;
- Strengthen student collaboration and cohort interaction for a more inclusive school climate.
View D3’s programs, fellowships, and opportunities here.
The MSW Class of 2021 and 2022 consists of 50% under-represented minorities, including 34% who identify as Latinx, 31% as White/Caucasian, 16% as Asian, 12% as Black/African American, and 2% as American Indian/Alaska Native. 87% are California Residents, 11% are Non-California Residents, and 2% are International. 79% identify as female and 21% as male. 52% identify as First-Generation.