Racial Justice Institute Network

Through the Racial Justice Institute, we're developing a national network of advocates for race equity committed to advancing a coordinated racial justice advocacy agenda.

It is more important than ever for advocates for race equity to understand and address issues of race, implicit bias, and how to affirmatively advance racial equity.

The Racial Justice Institute is a groundbreaking national leadership program, grounded in a commitment to race-equity as an integral and essential part of anti-poverty advocacy. Following six months of intensive training, Fellows join a national network of alumni who are advancing race equity all throughout the country. Read more about the history of the program and watch our new video.

Join Our Growing Network

Following completion of the program, Racial Justice Institute fellows join a network of over 200 advocates working on race equity issues across the country. Supported by a diverse advisory committee of advocates, scholars, and alumni, the Racial Justice Institute Network continues to work in concert on several issues, including education equity and organizational alignment. Racial Justice Institute Fellows have also initiated statewide initiatives in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida, expanding and increasing the race equity movement on a national level.

Our Insights

Across the country, advocates for people living in poverty are working to ensure racial justice is a core part of their work.

Attorneys and Specialists

Kimberly Merchant
Kimberly Merchant
Kimberly Merchant
Racial Justice Institute Director

312.883.3369

Janerick Holmes
Janerick Holmes
Janerick Holmes
Associate Director, Racial Justice Institute

312.971.7793

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