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The Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere, Loyola Marymount (AWARE-LMU) is a white anti-racist affinity group that supports white faculty and staff in deepening our learning about the impact of systemic racism on individuals, institutions, and society. 

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Through guided self-reflection, dialogue, and collective inquiry, AWARE-LMU meetings promote the development of professional practices for engaging as effective, anti-racist white people in a multiracial community that is committed to equity and pluralism. 

Working with the guidance of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, Ethnic and Intercultural Services, and other campus partners, these sessions also provide opportunities to develop strategies for working in solidarity with efforts led by people of color in our community regarding issues of equity and inclusion.

The work undertaken by AWARE-LMU is meant to enhance, rather than supplant, our direct engagement with people of color in the LMU community. It provides a space for brave reflection and investigation where we can challenge and support each other to grow and learn without further burdening people of color with processing our inevitable mistakes. 

For more information or to attend sessions, please contact

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Spring '24 Meeting Schedule

All meeting times are 12–1 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 25 — in-person, VDB 241

Monday, Feb. 12 — via Zoom

Thursday, March 7 — in-person, VDB 241

Monday, March 25 — via Zoom

Thursday, April 18 — in-person, VDB 241

The leadership team aims to foster opportunities for dialogue and skill building on campus at each of these meetings.

Open to all faculty and staff, the focus is on those who identify as white as we consider what that means in terms of identity and how to work toward and advocate for an LMU community where all are welcome.

We will continue with our hybrid schedule of offering both in-person and virtual meetings to enhance the quality of the experience for participants.

If you'd like to attend any of the meetings, please contact to sign up.