CDIMA Student Assistants
Breanna Champion (she/her/they pronouns) is a Black and Queer identified, married, non-traditional student attending The University of the District of Columbia from Chicago. They are committed to moving past the gender binary, moving towards the abolishment of all oppressive systems, and aiding the arc of the universe towards justice. Breanna has been organizing for Black liberation over the past 6 years via decriminalization efforts, prison and police abolition + de-militarization, campaigns to raise the minimum wage, voter engagement, and anti-torture organizing. Breanna is apart of the We Charge Genocide collective of organizers who fought and represented all young Black people tortured at the hands of the state by presenting a shadow report outlining such abuses at the United Nations to the 53rd session Committee Against Torture. They are a member of the Black Youth Project 100, the on-campus organization The Alliance Group (TAG), and is an inaugural student assistant for The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Affairs at UDC. They are currently studying biology with a goal to study + practice medicine. Breanna is interested in joining the research to finding out what it takes for two same sex couples to reproduce (invitro gametogenesis) and implementations for reproductive justice centering Black + Queer people.
They are excited for the Center’s inception and to be supporting our community’s students who are usually left on the fringes. Breanna, with Taylor and other campus organizations, hopes to organize for campus-wide gender-neutral bathrooms and cultural competency trainings in an effort to provide a safer learning environment for all students.
Taylor Bryant (she/her pronouns) is a Black Queer Lesbian, who is a Washington, DC native. She is currently attending the University of the District of Columbia and is majoring in Business Management but is committed to the liberation of all marginalized and oppressed people. She is specifically committed to serving and amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ people on HBCU campuses; Taylor believes that HBCUs should be liberating environments for all students who attend. At UDC, she serves as the rechartering president of The Alliance Group (T.A.G) which is the only LGBTQ+ organization in existence on campus. She also serves as a Student Assistant for the newly founded Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Affairs (CDIMA) at UDC.
As T.A.G. President, she has been charged with revamping the organization, building a membership base, advocating for inclusive policies, and organizing around issues that are impacting LGBTQ+ students. Taylor is committed to ensuring that UDC is an affirming and inclusive campus through being T.A.G President and a CDIMA Student Assistant. She looks forward to serving as a student leader and organizer that will that transform the culture, perceptions, and experiences of LGBTQ+ students at UDC.