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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.

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.

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

Applications are now open for the 2019 Racial Justice Institute program. Applications 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 how to become a 2019 fellow. Listen to a recording of our recent open house at which we answered questions about the program and heard from past fellows. And apply now; the deadline for applications is February 28. 

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.

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