Continuing acts of racialized violence and the mobilization efforts by the Black Lives Matter movement and its allies to fight for racial justice provide an important backdrop for scholars and students to analyze this unique moment in time. In an effort to support productive discussion, analysis and activism, President Melvin Oliver’s Racial Justice Initiative provides funds for three primary prongs: curricular transformation, co-curricular transformation, and structural transformation. Together, these are designed to deepen student, staff, and faculty knowledge and action around racialized violence.
Initiatives in Motion
Combating the Prison Industrial Complex: Lessons from the Frontlines
Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. PST
Join Tyee Griffith, founding manager of the Justice Education Initiative at The Claremont Colleges, in discussion with Cal Poly Pomona Professor of Political Science Renford Reese.
Past Events, Spring 2021
Getting to the Core: Radically Imagining Our Futures with Nick Daily
Supported by the RJI Center funding and organized by CEC, the Writing Center and CAPAS.
Past Events, Fall 2020
Nationwide Launch of Pitzer Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA for Incarcerated Students
Video of the ceremonial “college acceptance letter” and memorandum of understanding signing event with key speakers, including Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Superintendent Shannon Swain from the Office of Correctional Education and admitted students from CRC.