Anti-racism Initiatives

Student and community education

It is suggested that students (in classes, leadership/mentor programs, etc.) use the book Is everyone really equal? as a tool to understand diversity and social justice concepts and dialogue within their respective programs/courses. This book could be used more broadly as a common read for incoming freshmen with a facilitation guide developed by a team of faculty/staff. The subjects covered in the text can be mapped to the Profiles of Undergraduate Success (IUPUI +).

Fall 2020.

(1) Reading initiative for campus—undergraduate courses, university reading groups, community reading circles, campus leaders culminating in a lecture delivered by the author.

(2) Program to commence Fall 2020 with the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times 1619 Project featuring one of the contributors Dr. Khalil Muhammad from Harvard University.

The Evolution of an Activist forum will focus on ethnic identity development and the varying types of activism. The forum will feature IUPUI alumni who were engaged and worked for institutional and social change.

Fall 2020.

The MLEP Campus-wide edition will present the 5 workshops in the MLEP program as synchronous 1.5 hour webinars starting in September. Students are encouraged to participate (without the RECORD indicator) and a facilitation guide will be provided for continued dialogue beyond the webinar. The 5 workshops are: Diversity and identity; digging up the roots; power, privilege, and oppression; dealing with diversity; and now what-towards praxis. Additional information can be found here.

This is a recorded workshop that introduces the campus to the IUPUI culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Featured will be the civility statement, campus demographics, mission of DEI; and efforts towards eradicating the ISM’s.

IUPUI Action Committee members

Karen Dace, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Gina Sanchez Gibau, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Sha-Nel Henderson, BSU President
Deborah Nicholas, Human Resources Business Partner
Karl Nkemzi, Student Government Association Vice President

Khalilah Shabazz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity
Kevonna Tyler
, Senior Investigator Office of Equal Opportunity
Amy Warner, Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement
Eric Weldy, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs