making the invisible visible


The Culture and Equity Project at UCLA Center X works in collaboration with educators and leaders of all organizations to critique dominant beliefs and norms so their spaces are transformed into places where the culture of those who are typically underserved are sustained and centered. We work to transform institutional policies and practices by confronting individual racism and biases and co-constructing new and transforming actions around equity.

Developing practices, policies and discourse through a cultural lens.

Working in the ground breaking tradition of UCLA’s Center X, the Culture & Equity Project is a powerful resource for educators. As our society becomes more diverse, educators must have the ability to work effectively across differences related to race, class, language and culture, to meet the needs of all students.”

Pedro Noguera
Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education


  • We must critique dominant beliefs and norms about teaching and learning so educational spaces can be transformed into places where the culture of those we serve are being sustained, centered and a conduit for increased academic opportunity.
  • Transforming institutional policies and practices mean we must first confront individual racism and bias.
  • Work around equity must lead to co-constructed new and transforming action.
  • Partnership
  • Urgency and accountability