Culture & Equity Project 2022-2023 Year-End Highlights

We are delighted to present the remarkable achievements of the Culture and Equity Project during 2022-2023. We eagerly invite you to join us in the upcoming year, 2023-2024, as we prepare for even more extraordinary experiences. Stay tuned for all the fantastic things we have in store for you! 🎉

Rita Suh

Tonikiaa Orange & Rita Suh
Co-Directors, UCLA Culture & Equity Project

2022-2023 Year-end Recap

Professional Learning Opportunities

We worked with K-12 schools and larger organizations, such as California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), City Year, and U.S. Foods.

  • Reciprocal Learning Partnerships (RLP)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy
  • Supporting Language Acquisition for Students Identified as “ELs” or “LTELs”
  • Social Justice Educators
  • Creating a Culture of Belonging in our Classrooms
  • Supporting K-12 Students who Speak African American English and Chicano English

Publications and Webinars

Culture & Equity Project 2022-2023 Year in Review


  • Tonikiaa Orange, Ed.D. was named the Director of the UCLA Principal Leadership Institute (PLI)
  • Rita Suh, Ed.D. was named a Fulbright Specialist Candidate
  • The Culture and Equity Project partnered with Community Engagement Exchange and provided practicum experience in education for an Indonesian Fellow. This program is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • We created a YouTube Channel. Subscribe and follow us
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Upcoming Events

  • We are launching “Books for Our Children” Substack in July 2023
  • Prepare to be inspired by “Between Mothers: The Power of Creativity.” Anchored by the documentary “Between Mothers,” this unique event honors the activism of three talented Black women poets from the World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop in Leimert Park, Ca. Immerse yourself in a panel discussion where luminaries explore writing across various media, fostering networking and collaboration. Save the date for this unforgettable affair at UCLA’s Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 1:30-5:00 (PST). Don’t miss this momentous occasion, sponsored by the Culture and Equity Project.