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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

Krishauna HInes-Gaither, PhD, vice president of equity, diversity and justice, welcomed participants to the Mount's first in-person celebration of Juneteenth since it became a federal holiday. In addition to celebrating with music, dance, food, and community, Hines-Gaither ensured that participants reflected on the history of Juneteenth and its symbolism.

Sharing history and culture in pursuit of true equality

July 7, 2022

The Mount celebrated Juneteenth by honoring the history of the enslaved and enjoyed music, dancing, food and good company.

Mount Saint Mary’s to commemorate Juneteenth with community event

June 14, 2022

Mount Saint Mary’s will hold its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18 with a special community event.

Filmmaker Catherine Murphy and one of the maestras (teachers) featured in the film, Norma Rita Guillard Limota, were on hand to discuss the film and the historical significance of the campaign to the Mount community.

Mount examines women’s role in eliminating Cuban illiteracy

May 18, 2022

Women and girls helped Cuba reach its goal of eliminating the nation's illiteracy in one year's time