The Center for Racial Justice is a cross-disciplinary space that aims to foster deep relationships between research and advocacy to uncover the voices of the unjustly silenced, challenge us to live up to our democratic ideals, and offer sound policy prescriptions for a more equitable and just society. Housed at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, the center directly invests in initiatives designed to advance racial equity and cultivate a diverse community of changemakers. Together, we develop new tools and strategies in the pursuit of racial justice, resulting in better, evidence-based policy solutions and the cultivation of the next generation of high-impact leaders and thinkers.
- Support bold, courageous, and ambitious projects targeting racial inequity and intersectional injustice, led by some of the most important changemakers of our time.
- Inform research agendas, policy debate, and potential policy solutions.
- Cultivate the next generation of racial justice changemakers and public policy leaders.
- Create an innovation space at the intersections of activism, artistry, research, and public policy, with a focus on advancing racial equity.
Race and racism are historical, social, and political processes that impact our everyday lives. Our vision is to create a vibrant, diverse community of racial equity leaders, scholars, and students engaged in social justice work. By bringing together these disparate communities, the CRJ identifies and implements innovative anti-racism and racial justice policy solutions.
The Center for Racial Justice builds on our long standing strength in social policy. By helping to connect faculty and students with racial justice changemakers, the center will advance learning, research, and policy engagement on racial justice issues.”