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Antiracist Research & Policy Center

Research in action for social change.

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center is an interdisciplinary hub for the research and practice of racial justice and intersectional liberation. We convene scholars, educators, community-based changemakers, cultural workers, and policy advocates in sustainable and equitable collaborations.

"Unlearn Racism 4" photo (detail view): Joe Brusky.

ARPC Bulletins

  • Farm Bill Toolkit ARPC is thrilled to announce the release of our Pointing the Farm Bill toward Racial Justice toolkit. Created in partnership with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, and based on the analysis of many grassroots organizations and farmers at our 2023 Farm Bill Summit, the toolkit outlines opportunities for advancing racial justice and equity, along with climate justice, in the 2024 Farm Bill and beyond.
  • ARPC Executive Director Sara Clarke Kaplan spoke with the Daily Yonder about the Pointing the Farm Bill Toward Racial Justice toolkit and research into discrimination against farmers of color. Philanthropy News Digest republished the Q&A. 

  • The Abolition of Abortion Laws Resource Guide, produced as a result of our January 25 event with the Center on Health, Risk, and Society and the DC Abortion Fund, brings together speaker recordings, further readings, and ways to take action for students, scholars, and community members interested in reproductive justice at the intersections with racial justice and equity.
  • February marked the official launch of our Abolition Everywhere Research Collaboratory. This campuswide research cluster brings AU’s renowned researchers of policing and the carceral state and together with some of the university’s most innovative scholars of education, climate justice, urban gentrification, and reproductive justice.
  • ARPC Fellows: We are delighted to announce two awardees whose work directly speaks to educational access and equity: Dr. Nicole Lorenzo and Dr. Mariam Durrani.
  • ARPC was recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education:
    "Where Do Colleges' Antiracism Centers Go from Here?"

What We Do

Together, we generate critical knowledge around race, power, and difference and forge shared tools and resources for social change. Our work takes four trajectories: research, community collaboration, education, and public engagement. Read more about what we believe.

This year we are also prioritizing four thematic areas of intervention:

  1. Race and Carcerality 
  2. Reproductive Justice 
  3. Educational Access and Equity 
  4. Climate, Land, and Environmental Justice

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James Meredith seated in a classroom: We won't go back.

Affirmative Action Resources

The Supreme Court may have ended race-conscious admissions in their current form, but we won’t permit the rollback of seven decades of collective work for race and class equity in US education. Racial justice in education requires that people of color, their histories, and their perspectives are fully represented.

Over the past year, ARPC has worked to educate, inform, and empower the public as we enter the next stage in the struggle for educational access for everyone. You can find our resources here:

Vintage photo of man on tractor, Photo courtesy of the FSC/LAF Black farmer archives

AU & Federation of Southern Cooperatives Create Racial Justice Toolkit

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‘An Epochal Act of Abolitionist Worldmaking’

New book recounts Attica uprising

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Thank you for supporting the work of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center! Your donation will support our mission to seek the enactment of antiracist policies at the local, state, and national levels.

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