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, Racial Justice Institute fellows join a network of nearly 300 advocates working on race equity issues across the country.
The 2021 class of RJI Fellows include a diverse group of public interest lawyers, legal aid attorneys, community advocates, executive leaders, and even a judge. They come from 16 organizations advancing justice in 10 states, including 11 organizations new to the RJI. Read more.
Although the pathway to organizational change can be challenging, groundwork can lay a helpful footing.
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Groundbreaking Program Centers Racial Equity in Anti-Poverty Advocacy
By providing anti-poverty advocates with racial justice tools and concepts, RJI is transforming legal aid and public interest advocacy.
Understanding and using key constructs can help advocates better frame issues through a racial justice lens.