“Through this remarkable interdisciplinary cohort and in close collaboration with our partners, we have the opportunity to align our existing efforts, provide much-needed peer support, and cultivate new platforms for leadership training that nourish our campus as an antiracist environment,” said Nicole Stanton, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Dance, Environmental Studies, and African American Studies. “This project brings together faculty from Film, Economics, Dance, and Theater, community organizers working on housing discrimination, equitable access to arts experiences, and antiracism in the Middletown community, and guest artists who work in the realms of architecture and performance and their intersection with black liberation. Our Embodying Antiracism Think Tank will give these extraordinary individuals a place and a form for collaboration, study, and action.”

Anti-Racist Community-Building Through the Arts

An ambitious new interdisciplinary leadership training initiative supported by the Mellon Foundation looks to the arts as a catalyst for transformative change on campus and in the local community.