DIRHA seminars are led by UCI faculty, staff, and community organizations based on set themes of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Seminars take place select Wednesdays from 4:00–7:30 PM at UCI (a total of 13 seminars).
Diversity & Inclusion
Race & Racism
Native American Culture
Gender & Sexuality
UCI undergraduate students are paired with each school to mentor during seminars and assist with projects. All mentors have had UCI diversity training or participated in diversity programs.
Current Mentors and High Schools 2022-2023
Nora Rajab Beik
Dayra Perez Bernal
Sage Cassidy Davis
Elizabeth Anuhea Hafen
Ka-Leah Melanie Jones Mucthison
(Moon) Duc Minh Nguyet Nguyen
Angel Leonardo Ramos
Students are provided with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge through field trips to sites of historic and contemporary importance. Students link seminar learning to the local context and experience networking opportunities. Past field trips include tours of Old Towne Orange and Heritage Museum in Orange County, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and Hollenbeck Community Police Station in Los Angeles, OC Indigenous Peoples (Acjachemen & Tongvan) - Blas Aguilar Adobe and Putudeim Village.
This is the capstone of the DIRHA program, where students apply their knowledge in their community. High School students design and implement projects in & for their communities and/or school campuses. These projects are based on the needs of their community and/or school, as determined by the DIRHA high school ambassadors and are intended to create more inclusive environments.