Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Yohuru Williams
Distinguished University Chair, Professor of History, Founding Director
Racial Justice Initiative
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Racial Justice Initiative

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

This St. Thomas initiative focuses on supporting racial justice education, facilitating research, exploring community partnerships, and encouraging dialogue and critical conversations. The Racial Justice Initiative works collaboratively with individuals and organizations already engaged in the essential work of helping to reimagine a future for the Twin Cities free from racial disparities. The work of the initiative will be shared widely and aspires to be a model for how other communities begin these efforts.

This ongoing initiative was launched in June 2020 after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the resulting civil unrest.

Supporting Documentation
Dr. Yohuru Williams Racial Justice Initiative Q&A:
https://news.stthomas.edu/yohuru-williams-racial-justice-initiative-qa/

Channel 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Interview with Dr. Williams:
https://kstp.com/news/university-of-st-thomas-racial-justice-initiative-director-shares-ways-to-commemorate-mlk-day/5978982/

Racial Justice Initiative Program Summary:
https://look.stthomas.edu/view/152365/


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Research
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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