Build a Sustainable and Accountable Communications and Media Infrastructure
We seek to leverage research on the power of the media to influence perceptions, research on messaging and emerging communication technologies to help dismantle structural racism and promote racial healing.
Develop the Capacity of Community-Based Racial Healing Organizations to Strengthen their Impact
Recognizing they are the source of grassroots energy that can build powerful momentum for change, we support community-based organizations as a critical foundation of any enduring movement to dismantle structural racism and promote racial healing.
Support Anchor Institutions Working On Racial Equity
The combination of severe recession and the belief by some that we have resolved some of our most pressing racial problems, disparities and barriers to achievement poses a challenge to the existence of some important, but fragile organizations. We seek to support these organizations, recognizing that their survival is more important than ever if we are to seize this moment in our nation’s history and truly address the barriers to racial equity that continue to exist.
Support Efforts to Eliminate Racial Disparities and Inequities
A successful movement for racial equity requires alliances between organizations in every sector of our society that have demonstrated an interest in racial equity, and have worked to confront the institutional policies and practices that produce racist outcomes in their sectors. By collaborating with each other and with their constituents, these organizations could a) design and promote issue-specific strategies to address policies and practices that produce racist outcomes, and b) develop plans for engaging other organizations to narrow systemic racial disparities, and foster racial healing.
Support the Dismantling of Structural Racism Through Research, Legal Strategies, Policy and Advocacy
While much scholarly work has been done on the significance of our history and the embedded nature of structural racism, more needs to be done in communicating that work in ways that make its findings accessible to and actionable by practitioners and the media.