Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council for Transformation (EDICT)

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council for Transformation (EDICT) was founded in 2020 by Dr. Lea Lani Kinikini, the Chief Diversity Officer, to create a campus-wide circle with a growth-based culture and ecology. EDICT’s approach grounded in transformative education, (the mission of SLCC), emerging out of critical pedagogy, frames four steps of critical and transformative pedagogy that are influenced greatly by Paulo Freire, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Sandy Grande, Ivan Illich, and bell hooks: (1) issue, (2) learning, (3) reflection, and (4) education. For instance, (1) the issue could be riding a bicycle, (2) it is key to fall and make mistakes in learning to ride a bicycle, (3) to get better at riding a bicycle one must reflect on what techniques work and do not work, (4) finally when one masters the techniques they are educated in riding a bicycle.

EDICT’s goal is to transform the internal campus culture at Salt Lake Community College to reflect and center our Mission, Vision, and Values, which are grounded in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). The Chief Diversity Office is the nexus to nurture and strengthen a campus-wide ecosystem, creating a synergistic framework that connects SLCC’s resources, institutional memories, strategic efforts, and ongoing actions. This framework increases awareness, reduces duplication, validates multivocality, and fosters the sharing of resources. Furthermore, these practices of collaboration and engagement create a supportive and caring culture that gives us hope that we can build a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive community at SLCC.


“I am SLCC” is a campaign to recognize and celebrate the diversity that makes up our student body, faculty and staff. We acknowledge and respect individuals and groups who shape the culture of our college and the broader community we serve. Salt Lake Community College is committed to and understands the benefits and value that diversity brings to our campuses.

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EDICT Resources