Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA)
“We are building a strong infrastructure to sustain our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to help get members of our community informed on issues and matters relevant to developing a more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate.”
Utica College is a member of a prestigious coalition of colleges and universities across the country, formed to examine race and equity on college campuses. The Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) fosters greater understanding in combating these issues.
Developed by Shaun Harper, Race and Equity Center executive director at the University of Southern California (USC), LACRELA seeks to help professionals at colleges develop and achieve equity goals, better understand and correct problems, avoid and recover from racial incidents, and foster sustainable cultures of inclusion.
This program addresses different topics and strategies designed to increase knowledge on issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. It seeks to provide an opportunity for institutional leaders to convene and share ideas, knowledge, and resources that will bring positive and lasting change to the students, faculty, staff, and the greater communities they serve.
“UC’s partnership with LACRELA is a timely and welcomed resource, among others, such as the Intergroup Dialogue, Diversity Equity and Inclusion training module that the entire UC workforce is required to complete,” said Anthony Baird, vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Student Transitions and the Chief Diversity Officer. “We are building a strong infrastructure to sustain our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to help get members of our community informed on issues and matters relevant to developing a more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate.”
Monthly eConvening Series Schedule
The Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance Monthly eConvening Series is brought to you by the USC Race and Equity Center.
View previously recorded session resources and materials here (UC login required):
Registration is limited for this eConvening series. If you are interested in attending a future session, please contact email@example.com to be added to a waitlist.
*All times 9am-12pm PST/12pm-3pm EST unless otherwise noted.
Recovering from COVID-19 Racial Inequalities
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Teaching the Truth About Slavery and America's Racial History
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Strategically Hiring Faculty of Color
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Supporting and Retaining Faculty of Color
Monday, October 4, 2021
Recruiting and Strategically Diversifying Staff at All Levels
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Creating Equitable Pathways to Leadership Roles for Employees fo Color
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance eConvening - Meaningfully Integrating Racial Topics Across the Curriculum
Monday, January 24, 2022
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