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We are committed to creating a welcoming environment for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability or legal status. We are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment where everyone feels welcome. We stand united as a community against racial injustice and we are committed to continuous learning and activism to ensure the safety of all underrepresented communities. We recognize that discrimination can be direct or indirect and take place at both personal levels and institutional. The success of creating a thriving learning environment for everyone in the lab relies on 1) the support and understanding of everyone in the lab, 2) a commitment to self-reflection about different degrees of privilege and biases we each may hold and 3) a willingness to always face difficult or uncomfortable conversations that will enable us to grow out of those biases. We ask that all lab members reflect on this and that we challenge ourselves to be conscious of this at all times. Being an anti-racist, for example, requires continual effort; see opinion piece by Dr. Bettina L. Love.

The strength of our lab comes from the collective support from our individual members. Collectively we bring different perspectives and experiences that enrich our learning and teaching environment. We strive for mutual support NOT competition in the lab, and this will not only promote an environment in which lab members can thrive both individually and through collaboration. Below we provide a number of resources for all lab members.

Anti-racism Resources:

Center for Anti-racist Education

This hand-out is from the Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh,

Anti-racism resources at CSULB.

Gender Equity Resources:

Equity & Diversity for Title IX

The Women's & Gender Equity Center

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Office

Student Health Services


Resources for LGBTQIA on campus
Additional resources for LGBTQIA on campus

Representation in STEM

Resources for Undocumented Students

Dream Success Center in the Student Success Center, room 290, contact them at (562) 985-5869 or via email at

Additional resources:


Resource Centers on CSULB campus

Advancing Equity in STEM

Guide to Active Listening 

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