Racial Justice Institute

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.

Following completion of the program, Racial Justice Institute fellows join a network of over 200 advocates working on race equity issues across the country.

Applications for the 2020 cohort of the Racial Justice Institute will open in January. Check back for more information on how to apply for a fellowship.

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

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