The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC) works to build a culture within MU Extension and Engagement that ensures that all who work, partner, volunteer with and participate in our programs exemplify the values embodied in MU’s Inclusive Excellence Framework. We are committed to growing and sustaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all Missourians and the culture and practices that empower and serve that.
To learn more, see this overview of our mission, goals and more. Our work and partnerships will only have lasting impact on Missouri’s grand challenges if we are accessible, equitable and inclusive of all voices and perspectives within our communities, counties, state and beyond.
Here you will find resources to help build a strong foundation and understanding within ourselves, our organization and our communities for this essential work and practice.
Events / Trainings
EDIC is working on curating and eventually developing trainings. Check back here for training opportunities.
Stories / Recognitions
MU Extension and Engagement faculty and staff awards — presented during Engagement Week — include two awards that recognize leadership and excellence in programs and work that contribute to greater equity, inclusion and diversity.
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News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
From Dwayne T. James, EDIC chair and county engagement specialist in community economic development, St. Louis CountyThough the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC) is taking a summer break from our Fireside Chats, we wanted to recognize ...
- Published: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – “They were the students who were not supposed to make it,” says Donna Garcia.They are young people with the potential to become top scholars and leaders in their communities, but they face obstacles that might make success seem ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Starting in the 2020 tax season, more rural Missourians in need will be able to learn about their eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty tools targeting low- and ...
A web-based library of resources and information on disaster preparedness for culturally diverse communities and other at-risk populations. Credit: The National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities.
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