Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism
March 6, 2019
An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar discussed the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country.
Representatives from the TRHT Campus Centers at Austin Community College, Hamline University, Rutgers University–Newark, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa shared how they are implementing specific strategies to achieve the goals of the TRHT effort on their campuses and in their local communities through authentic partnerships, understanding the narrative on race at their respective campuses, racial healing circles, and professional development.
AAC&U’s goal is to partner with at least 150 higher education institutions to host TRHT Campus Centers that seek to prepare the next generation of strategic leaders and thinkers to dismantle the belief in the hierarchy of human value that has fueled systemic and structural racism. We cannot ignore our history. We must learn from it to transform our future.
Tia Brown McNairVice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
David EverettAssociate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Hamline University
Stephanie HawleyAssociate Vice President, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Austin Community College
Kaiwipuni LipeNative Hawaiian Affairs Program Officer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sharon StroyeDirector of Public Engagement for the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University– Newark