IARA’s work provides pathways forward for research, innovation, policy, organizational change, and community-led organizing efforts by strengthening mechanisms for antiracism as a core institutional value.
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Our Race, Research & Policy Portal (RRAPP) is a free online resource for antiracism. It features research summaries on diversity, racial equity, and organizational change across sectors. Each summary focuses on antiracist solutions, listing clear takeaways in a short format.
RRAPP provides easy and free access to antiracist research. Its purpose is to help changemakers make informed, strategic decision in their organizations’ antiracist transformations.
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COVID-19 and the 2020 wave of racial justice demonstrations in the United States moved many healthcare organizations to enact antiracist change goals. Yet, many of these commitments lacked effective strategies and accountability mechanisms. IARA conducted a one-year study of existing antiracist interventions in healthcare organizations and a review of authoritative evidence for institutional accountability.
The Bias Ed Project seeks to inspire parents, teachers, and school leaders to disrupt racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other pernicious and harmful biases in early childhood education and curricula.
IARA is currently engaged in a three-year project, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to survey international examples of truth-telling and harm repair, including truth commissions and tribunals. The goal is to better understand what accountability looks like for these endeavors and what lessons we can learn going forward.
With its emerging work in the private sector, IARA envisions the establishment of standardized accountability practices and measures for corporate racial equity efforts. This work seeks to support landscape actors in developing and using metrics to measure the impact of efforts towards equity goals, in response to perspectives of people of color impacted on the…
Put simply, IARA’s research focuses on one question: what is needed for long-term, antiracist institutional change? In order to understand institutional antiracism more broadly, IARA’s research explores specific sectors, as well as the threads that connect them.