Institutional Antiracism and Accountability

  • 2021 Nov 18

    Overcoming Racism to Build a True Democracy: Two Authors Share the Way Forward

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Online event, registration required

    Confronting racism directly and building a fully inclusive democracy are completely intertwined. Two authors with strong history in the democracy movement have recently written forcefully and personally on the subject. Heather McGhee served as President of Demos before writing the New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us, and Theodore Johnson, after serving twenty years in the military, is the Director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and the author of the just-published When the Stars Begin to Fall. Harvard Law...

    Read more about Overcoming Racism to Build a True Democracy: Two Authors Share the Way Forward
  • 2021 Oct 14

    2021 Truth and Transformation Conference

    6:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    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 School's Ash Center.

    During this free, virtual conference, we invite you to join fellow advocates, organizers, scholars, students, and community members in engaging, challenging, and thoughtful conversations centered around this year's theme “Reflecting On A Year of Promises.” Looking back at a year or promises to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, at this year’s conference, we will ask: did organizations keep to their promises? What more work is there to be done? 

    ... Read more about 2021 Truth and Transformation Conference
  • 2020 Oct 02

    2020 Truth and Transformation Conference

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School

    On October 2, 2020 The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project hosted the second annual Truth and Transformation convening on-line. Our intent this year was to use the convening to to better understand the limitations of the business case for Diversity and Inclusion and to explore implications for engaging in racial equity work with greater accountability and in partnership with other sectors. Please see below for access to all recorded events. A summary document highlighting the 2020 conference's discussions can be found here.... Read more about 2020 Truth and Transformation Conference

  • 2019 Oct 16

    2019 Truth and Transformation Conference

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School

    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....

    Read more about 2019 Truth and Transformation Conference
  • 2019 Oct 04

    White Fragility

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us for a talk with Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. This talk will provide an overview of the socialization that inculcates white fragility and provide the perspectives and skills needed for white people to build their racial stamina and develop more equitable and just racial norms and practices. This event is for the HKS community, RSVP is required and space is limited.

    This event is cosponsored by the Initiative for Institutional Anti...

    Read more about White Fragility
  • 2019 Sep 25

    The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

     

    This panel brings together Professor Ruha Benjamin, Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ms. Latoya Peterson and moderator Joan Donovan for a discussion on race, technology, media, and policy to converse on a range of topics from the recent public upheavals over facial recognition technology, increasing integration into police and state surveillance tools, and the manipulation of social media to gain a political advantage.

    ...
    Read more about The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion
  • 2019 Sep 24

    Caste Matters

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Suraj Yengde in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, HKS; Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe.

    Suraj Yengde is an award-winning scholar and activist from India. Suraj is the author of the bestselling book Caste Matters, and a postdoctoral fellow for the Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability Initiative at the Shorenstein Center. Suraj is India’s first Dalit Ph.D. holder from an African university (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) in...

    Read more about Caste Matters