IARA Events

Throughout the year, IARA hosts and co-sponsors events focused on realizing institutions’ commitment to oppose racism and advance justice for all. Here, you can keep up to date with IARA’s upcoming events and access registration links. Sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss anything!

Gaining Ground: JFK Jr. Forum & film screening on Black land ownership


Black land ownership in the U.S. has dwindled to critically low numbers. In 1910, Black farmers owned more than 16 million acres of agricultural land (about 14%). Today, a staggering 90% of that land is no longer in Black hands. That amounts to an estimated loss of $326 billion denied to generations of Black Americans […]

Truth and Transformation Conference 2023

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.

Cannabis Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Join the Institute of Politics and Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project for a discussion with the authors of the new book “Waiting to Inhale: Cannabis Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice.” The conversation will center on the history and current developments of cannabis legislation through a lens of racial reckoning. Authors Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and […]

Key Findings from Antiracist Change in Healthcare Organizations

Rubenstein 414-AB (Democracy Lab), Harvard Kennedy School, and online

As a greater number of American healthcare organizations have proclaimed their commitments to racial justice and equitable care, the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project (IARA) team at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation set out to answer the key question: What enables effective and sustained antiracist change in healthcare organizations?  You are invited […]