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Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice


The Bernadette Gonzaque Robert Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice.

At Mount Saint Mary’s University, we are committed to fostering a diverse, anti-racist and welcoming community to people of all backgrounds. As the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation, we believe that diversity and social justice are fundamental components of educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

The Bernadette Gonzaque Robert Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice advances campus strategies for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion, combating discrimination, and achieving our shared values of upholding dignity for all.

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The Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice works to promote equity and inclusive excellence across the University through programming, events, training and resources. Your gift allows us to achieve our goals. Thank you for your support.


Center for EDJ Spotlight News

Giovanna Brasfield '98, principal of Brasfield & Associates, has worked to improve diversity and inclusion within the construction industry, which hasn't advanced as much as some other sectors over the past few years. Brasfield is shown here in some images from her LinkedIn page.

A change agent helping the construction industry diversify

April 23, 2022

Giovanna Brasfield ’98 assists companies with diversity training and project strategy

Kimberly Nao, PhD (left), and Julie Feldman-Abe, PhD (right), both education faculty, were featured in a blog by Education First, a team of advisors to leaders responsible for delivering quality public education, particularly to underserved communities. The discussion centered on providing a diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism focus in the teachings of future educators.

Education department promotes antiracism within future educators

March 23, 2022

The fight to becoming antiracist starts with educating the next generation of teachers who will be guiding our youth

Honoring Maya Angelou’s Legacy

March 17, 2022

The Mount Community celebrates poet and civil rights activist to become the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. quarter.