Here, you can find all the latest news about IARA as we grow and collaborate with the broader community.

  • Research Reveals Path to Effective Antiracist Change in American Healthcare

    Cambridge, MA—In 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 and rising wave of racial justice demonstrations moved many organizations, including those in healthcare, to commit to antiracist change. These public commitments raised […]

  • It’s not a moment of racial justice backlash—it’s an era—and a crisis of democracy

    Speaking in the JFK Jr. Forum, civil rights leader Maya Wiley underscored the entwined fate of democracy and racial justice

  • Acknowledging and Reckoning with History

    Historical reckoning, truth-telling, and new traditions of memorialization acknowledging the legacy of slavery are all critical to moving towards restorative and reparative change says Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project Director […]

  • The Looking Back, Paying it Forward Speaker series

    Join us for this year-long collaborative speaker series between IARA and the Institute of Politics (IOP) examining how reparative practices, truth commissions, and institutional reckoning with structural oppression provide ways forward for equitable change. What can be learned from national and international examples? How are leading racial justice experts addressing the current climate of attacks on justice, equity, and democracy?

  • Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project to Evaluate Interventions in Healthcare

    Cambridge, MA — There is a large body of research on how systemic racism drives the social determinants of health in communities of color, but much less on how to […]

  • From Words to Antiracist Action and Accountability

    LaChaun Banks, Ash Center Director for Equity and Inclusion, sat down with Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, housed at the Ash Center, to […]

  • Our Top Spring 2021 Events

    Each semester the Ash Center works to spark powerful new ideas, share innovative public-sector solutions, and discuss institutional reforms through our public events. We have never shied away from tough conversations […]