My name is Maurice Dyer. I am a senior from the Diocese of El Camino Real. I am happy and extremely privileged to be serving as the assistant to the Office of Multicultural Ministries this year. Just a little about myself: I am from California. I come from a multiethnic/multicultural family. My mother is African American from New York, and my father is Latino/ Caribbean from Belize (located in Central America). After college, I became a missionary and moved to South Africa. During part of my time spent there, I was working for what is called the Institute for the Healing of Memories. This was born out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and dealt with healing past traumas created under South Africa’s Apartheid legislation.
Building a competent and aware multicultural space is very important to me. I look forward to working with all of you through the year. My particular focus for the year will be fostering conversations around campus, while alongside these conversations, thinking about how these topics factor into curricula. I see it as twofold. We first have to have conversations but then we need to frame these conversations and turn them into something actionable and teachable in church and society.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have thoughts, ideas or concerns.