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Day of Collective Action overview

Some key takeaways from the U’s inaugural Day of Collective Action.

The University of Utah held its inaugural Day of Collective Action on March 22, 2022. Initiated by the Presidential Commission on Equity and Belonging (PCEB), the Day of Collective Action was a campus-wide moment of reflection and action designed to propel our collective goal to create an inclusive community forward.

Members of the U community including students, faculty and staff participated in workshops and other activities addressing issues of racism, bias and discrimination. In addition to several events organized in departments across campus, the PCEB planned more than 20 events designed to gather feedback on ways to address racism, bias and discrimination at the U—specifically the harm members of the Black community experience.

“I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make our first Day of Collective Action happen and those who showed up to participate in this important work,” President Taylor Randall said. “The activities and conversations that took place on March 22 will be critical as we move forward building an inclusive campus community. In the next several weeks, we will take a look at the outcomes of each session and determine how we can use that feedback to help shape the U into a place where everyone feels a sense of belonging.” 

Since no one could attend every event, below you will find key takeaways from sessions planned by the PCEB the Day of Collective Action. Additional communication on next steps from the PCEB will be published the week of March 28.