Elvira Garcia

Education Justice

2018

The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative will work towards achieving educational justice by creating more diverse and inclusive resources for under-represented students at the St. John’s University Staten Island campus. This will take place by connecting and working with faculty members, students, and student-led organizations to input their voices and opinions and provide additional outside resources for their academic studies. The resource Elvira wants to create is an on-campus inclusivity center for students. This center will provide a safe, inclusive, and affirming space for students, and guests. Elvira will focus on pressuring St. John’s University administrators to establish resources for under-represented students, setting meetings with St. John’s University Faculty members to hear perspective students’ experiences on diversity and inclusion, and holding St. John’s University accountable to include representation from Staten Island in their plans/discussions.