We know that racism is more than personal bias. Racism continues because it is built into our institutions and policies, fostering predictable patterns of inequity.
We are dedicated to promoting racial and gender equity at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels by partnering with individuals and institutions through training and education, community engagement programs, and annual events.
We believe that all people have the right to be heard, and we believe in the value of listening. We also believe that education exposes truth and leads to greater understanding, and ultimately, to action.
Start or continue your journey here.
Becoming Equitable Institutions
Ideal for institutions. BEI provides a comprehensive overview of how to begin and implement an equity initiative within your organization.
Informal and casual. Come together over coffee or lunch to discuss current issues of racial justice and learn from one another's experiences.
Monique Parsons, McGaw YMCA President/CEO
Our programs will:
- deepen the knowledge that individuals can utilize to become more effective anti-racist advocates
- help build commitments to policies and practices that create long-term, sustainable change
- invite open dialogue and discussion towards mutual understanding raise awareness of oppression on the interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels
We invite you to email or call Racial Justice Institute Director Eileen Hogan Heineman to learn more. And we encourage you to live the mission with us.