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 seven 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.
Following completion of the program, Racial Justice Institute fellows join a network of over 240 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.
Applications to the Racial Justice Institute are invited from racial equity teams that include at least one legal aid or other public interest lawyer serving low-income people or communities of color. Learn more about the program.
By providing anti-poverty advocates with racial justice tools and concepts, RJI is transforming legal aid and public interest advocacy.
Across the country, advocates for people living in poverty are working to ensure racial justice is a core part of their work.
Advocates Gather to Share Strategies for Pursuing Race Equity