Racial Justice Action Planning
We can improve at many levels, from the individual to the institutional. Racial justice action planning focuses on the departmental level.
While some departments have been doing this work for years, this initiative engages every department in a common process of education, reflection and action planning. If, for any reason, you have concerns about participation, please communicate with your manager, human resources business partner and/or the vice president for equity and inclusion.
Please fill out this form to help us schedule and support an action-planning process that works for your department.
“Because Smith was not originally designed for the diverse students, staff and faculty that we have now, we are called to reflect on our past and present to build a more just and inclusive future.”
—from Smith College’a Toward Racial Justice strategic plan
Departmental planning efforts provide the opportunity for broad reflection on increasing our impact in programs, services, curriculum and learning environments related to diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a chance for departments to celebrate and expand on their successes in these areas, as well as to identify ways in which departments hope to deepen their work over the next several years.
For more information on the Racial Justice Plan, please read our Racial Justice Action Plan for Academic and Administrative Departments.
In this time of urgent racial crisis, we emerge from ongoing planning into powerful action.
With recommendations from our Toward Racial Justice at Smith plan, Smith College continues its commitment to transparency, to inclusivity and to racial justice at Smith. Informed by student, staff and faculty voices to Inclusion in Action work, as well as student and alumnae/i demands, discussions with the Inclusion Council and Presidents’ Cabinet, the college commits to action.