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Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center Videos

Supported by a grant from the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE), AAC&U worked with eight TRHT Campus Centers to produce a collection of captivating videos that showcases some of the innovative ways in which the TRHT Framework is being translated and implemented into practice at institutions across the nation. Each video focuses on a specific pillar of the TRHT Framework (narrative change, racial healing and relationship building, separation, law, and economy) or describes visioning work that is grounded in the TRHT Framework.

“Narrative Change” — The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina

The Citadel’s TRHT Campus Center has been conducting archival research dating back to the antebellum period on the histories of racially minoritized members of the campus community, including the first cadets from Cuba and China in the early 20th century. This video captures how the act of lifting up the histories and voices from the past helps those in the campus community today to see themselves in the institution’s story. These efforts are changing the institutional narrative of where they came from, who they are today, and where they are headed together.

“Racial Healing and Relationship Building” — Duke University

To elevate and apply the TRHT Framework as a driver of sustained transformation, Duke University's TRHT Campus Center offers a multidimensional engagement program comprised of activities, collaborations, and partnerships involving diverse stakeholder groups on campus, in Durham, and beyond. Focusing on their racial healing and relationship building efforts, this video showcases their approaches to and research on Rx Racial Healing® Circles.

“Separation” — Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College’s TRHT Campus Center is actively engaging with the campus community to address equity and opportunity gaps among students by identifying systems, policies, and practices that may enforce separation. This video highlights key examples of how the college is moving this work forward, such as by joining national support networks, decolonizing curricula through its Faculty Fellows Program, and facilitating Rx Racial Healing® Circles.

“Visioning Work” — Otterbein University

A focus of the visioning work of Otterbein University’s TRHT Campus Center is examining and challenging the inequities and false belief in a racial hierarchy that exist within educational systems. Through the cultivation of strong partnerships with K-12 school districts in Central Ohio, they have engaged educators and middle school, high school, and college students in a variety of efforts and activities. This video showcases examples of how they have implemented their vision along with pieces of advice and lessons learned from their work.

"Economy" - Rutgers University - Newark

Rutgers University – Newark’s TRHT Campus Center is addressing structural inequality and barriers to economic opportunities through its partnership with the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons (NJ-STEP) Program. Students from the program are involved in the Center’s racial healing programs, including becoming trained facilitators of Rx Racial Healing® Circles. This video captures the narratives of some NJ-STEP participants and shares how they have utilized these opportunities and resources to give back to their community.

"Law" - Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg/Pinellas Higher Education for Racial Equity (SPHERE) Consortium

Stetson University College of Law, as part of the SPHERE Consortium and the Florida Law Schools’ Consortium for Racial Justice, is engaging students in education and research on racial equity. In particular, the SPHERE Consortium’s Racial Justice Fellows Program is a joint effort among the four participating institutions that offers students an opportunity to learn about shaping policy and systems. This video explores the connections between law and racial justice as well as features the Fellows’ legislative advocacy efforts.

“Visioning Work” — University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati’s TRHT Campus Center showcases its visioning work through its involvement with the Cincinnati Coalition for TRHT, a collective of cross-sector organizations working to dismantle structural racism and cultivate racial equity in the Greater Cincinnati region. This video highlights the Equity Champions Program, which is a leadership program for community members to learn about racial inequity within the history of Cincinnati and to work on advocacy projects that promote healing and advance systems-level change.

“Visioning Work” - University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

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