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Curriculum | Racial Equity Action Institute

Session Dates 

There are eight virtual convenings (10:00 am - 4:00 pm with 90 minutes allotted for lunch and breaks throughout the day) required as a part of REAI. All convenings will be hosted online via video conference platform. The dates are: 

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022 
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022 



The curriculum supports creating a community reflecting and learning from each other to craft approaches to the challenges of advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion and building skills to create the conditions for change within our institutions.  

Power of Community

(Thursday, May 12, 2022) 

Build community and develop relationships with cohort members with a focus on defining shared language on racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) and how REDI is operationalized.   

Power of Reflection and Healing

(Thursday, June 9, 2022)

Explore how personal and intersectional identities and oppressions based on ability, class, gender, race, and sexual orientation are experienced in our bodies.  Learn practices rooted in radical rest, trauma-informed approaches to healing, and tools for being resilient and avoiding burnout.   

Power of Systems Change

(Thursday, July 14, 2022) 

Learn frameworks, strategies, and tools on how to engage with peers and leaders on making racial equity, diversity, and inclusion change in your institution on a systems level.  

Power of Culture

(Thursday, August 11, 2022)  

Learn how to create a Race Equity Culture in your institution that values and prioritizes racial equity, diversity, and inclusion from Equity in the Center’s Awake to Woke to Work framework.   

Power To Leverage Change

(Thursday, September 8, 2022)   

Identify institutional levers for change and create the conditions for action to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in your institution.   

Power of Communications

(Thursday, October 13, 2022)  

Learn how to frame narratives, use storytelling, and develop messages to make the case for racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in your institution.  

Power of Practice

(Thursday, November 10, 2022)  

Utilize an organizational assessment to develop a Racial Equity Action Plan. Share racial equity, diversity, and inclusion challenges in your institutions, explore strategies, and create solutions to address these barriers.   

Power of Collective Action

(Thursday, December 8, 2022)  

Refine Racial Equity Action Plans with implementation steps and timelines, reflect on the program experience, engage with REAI alumni, and discuss opportunities to work collectively in the future.