In Six Words
In support of LMU’s Anti-Racism Project, “In Six Words” will get to the heart of our community’s struggles and fight against the unjust and unequal experiences that plague our society, in hopes of sparking conversation, understanding, and empathy, as well as further igniting our desire to become better angels.
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Inspired by Six-Word Memoirs.
Stories from Our Community
On fighting racism:
How much longer will we wait?
Erica J. Privott '20, SOE alum and assistant director of Engineering, Science & Tech Professions, on fighting racism.
We are done settling for crumbs.
Alyssa Perez '15, alum and assistant director of Alternative Breaks, on fighting racism.
"Hey, have you eaten rice yet?"
Grace Y. Kao, visiting professor in Theological Studies, on fighting racism.
I fight because I was bullied.
Lauren Camarata '85 CFA alum and business owner, on fighting racism.
Fear not differences. Diversity strengthens us.
Paul Vu, S.J., assistant dean of students, on fighting racism.
First black woman, overlooked or appreciated?
Alicia Sissac, lead investigator, on fighting racism.
The place we still call home.
Darin Earley, director of LMU Family of Schools, on fighting racism.
Go back where? I'm already here.
Eric Haruki Swanson, assistant professor, on fighting racism.
Content of character is my guide.
Frank Repetti '89, urban studies alum and dad, on fighting racism.
Painting The Sky With Stars
Martina Giselle Ramirez ‘81, CSE alum and professor of biology, on fighting racism.
"Too soon"…"too late"… Right now!
Eric J. Miller, professor and Leo J. O'Brien fellow, on fighting racism.
I believe that we will win.
Stefan Bradley AFAM professor, BCLA coordinator, and PBLAC chair, on fighting racism.
On hope, future, unity, and power:
We don't need heroes. Only us.
Joe Bernardo, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion associate, on unity.
Searching to find more hidden figures.
Christina Eubanks-Turner, M.A. in Teaching (MAT) graduate director and associate professor of mathematics, on hope.
Sojourner. Harriett. Rosa. Audre. Alicia. Me?
Lisa Jackson, (she, her, hers), director of special events, University Advancement, on hope.
Assimilation cannot hold back our authenticity.
Jamal Epperson, resident director, on power.
Nice Jewish Girl Encouraging Universal Acceptance
Marcy Newman, director of Campus Partnerships, on anti-semitism and tolerance.
Back to normal? I hope not.
Nicole Murph '04, BCLA alum and reference assistant in WHL, on the future.
On the immigrant experience:
One Sword, Only Daughter, First-Born Son
Angelina Lee, director of Employer Engagement, on the immigrant experience.
Paving new paths; overcoming imposter syndrome.
Gabriela Arana '18, SOE alum, on career and the immigrant experience.
Say English is your first language.
Jacqueline Leung '14, SOE alum and university advisor for the Academic Resource Center, on the immigrant experience.
Eye rearview; white pickup gaining. Breathe.
Noriko Sato Ward, M-School program navigator, on the immigrant experience.
Teach your children what oppression is.
Hillary Henderson '19, SOE alum and administrative specialist for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on intersectionality.
I am not just one thing.
Sara Trivedi '88 LLS, Title IX coordinator and EEO specialist, on being multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-religious.
My Blackness... womanhood... breath... is Resistance.
Magaela Bethune, assistant professor of African American Studies, on intersectionality.
On allyship and solidarity:
Solidarity means becoming a co-conspirator.
Aris Mosier, director, Asian Pacific Student Services, on fighting racism.
God made all - I love all.
Phyllis McGuire '80, electrical engineering alum and retired software engineer, on allyship.
Listening deeply and amplifying marginalized voices.
Ariane White, supervisor/coordinator of clinical fieldwork, Department of Teaching and Learning, on solidarity & being an accomplice in ending racism.
No reflection is privilege of power.
Jordan Lounsbury, assistant director of residence services, on allyship.
Together, soft water can penetrate mountains.
Chao Zhao, graduate student in the MFT/AT progam, on allyship.
Black History Month:
There's nothing wrong with Black people.
Brad Elliott Stone, professor, graduate program director of philosophy, on the Black experience.
Learn better. Know Better. Do Better.
Hillary Henderson, '19, SOE alum and administrative specialist for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on essential progressive change.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
We could not in my day.
Angelo Mercado '96, BCLA alum, on erasure and invisibility.
Queer in spaces now queering spaces.
Anthony Bodlovic, program director and assistant professor, on pride.
Figuring Out What I'm Proud Of
Marc Cooper, senior administrative coordinator in PoliSci & International Relations, on pride.
A survivor. Listen to her voice.
Alicia Partnoy, professor emerita, on transgender experiences and allyship.
Expressing myself how I want to
Veronica Manz, student media coordinator, on coming out as bisexual later in life.
Intersecting identities; no labels please.
Alejandra Hernandez Perez, '20 SOE alum and assistant director of Student Services and DEI, on gender identity and expression.
Queer Latina, sometimes scared, always proud
Viviana Vallin, 09/'06/'16 three-time alum and SPS therapist, on LGBTQ+ pride.