Past Conferences

Since 2019, IARA has hosted the annual Truth and Transformation Conference Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center. Here, you can find documented highlights, remarks, and resources from past conferences.

  • Truth and Transformation Conference 2023

    September 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am – October 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

    On September 28 and October 4, the fifth edition of the Truth and Transformation conference brought together racial equity advocates to build strategies for institutional accountability. Recordings are available online.

  • Truth and Transformation Conference 2022

    October 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – October 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

    Location: Hybrid

    The 2022 Truth and Transformation Conference was convened on October 20-21st by Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center. During this free, virtual conference, advocates, organizers, scholars, students, and community members engaged in conversations centered around the 2022 theme “Looking Back, Paying It Forward: Truth and Transformation through Historical Accountability.”

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    Truth and Transformation Conference 2021

    October 14, 2021 – October 15, 2021

    Location: Virtual

    Please save the date for the annual Truth and Transformation Conference is convened by Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at Harvard Kennedy […]

  • Truth and Transformation Conference 2020

    October 2, 2020

    In October 2020, the Institutional Anti-Racism & Accountability Project (IARA) convened its second annual Truth and Transformation conference. In the wake of the summer that saw George Floyd and other Black American’’s murders and the country-wide protests that followed, over 1,300 participants convened online to discuss what tangible steps toward racial equity in organizations across sectors look like.

  • Truth and Transformation Conference 2019

    October 16, 2019

    On October 16, 2019 The Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability (IARA) Project hosted the inaugural Truth and Transformation convening. Our intent was to use the October convening to explore and examine how understanding and engaging with institutional history impacts organizations when forging a path forward for equity. Please read more below for a recap of the convening and text, video, and audio excerpts.

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