Monday, August 03 | 1:30PM–2:00PM ET | Online

Webinar | Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey - REACH OUT

In response to the dialogue across EDUCAUSE community groups and within our personal lives, a small group of community leaders have developed the Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey (ARiA) series. The ARiA series was created to inspire a more understanding and inclusive community in higher education by engaging professionals of all levels and across disciplines. Combatting racism on a personal, professional, and communal scale requires time and intentional effort; it really is a journey of discovery and understanding.

The ARiA series framework is organized into five parts: Reach Out, Listen, Learn, Act, Persist.

This month’s focus is on Reaching Out to our to our Black, Indigenous and, People of Color (BIPOC) colleagues. Come join us for the kickoff webinar, and sign-up for a breakout discussion.


We want to enable participants to get the most out of their learning journey. We designed the ARiA framework to accomplish three main goals:

  • Create safe spaces to explore, share, and learn.
  • Promote personal and professional growth through expanded awareness and expanded understanding of different racial perspectives.
  • Empower participants to foster a more inclusive and und


  • Jonathan B. Hardy

    Deputy CIO, Villanova University
  • Tina Pappas

    Head, Discovery and Engagement Platforms, MIT
  • Sowmya Shankar

    ERP Integrations Lead, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Resources & Downloads

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  • Recording

    Updated on 1/22/2024