As a policy community, we must design equity-centered interventions and work collectively to confront and dismantle systemic injustices.
Dismantling racism is a long-term effort requiring active engagement, broad input, and participation. As an educational institution with a commitment to social justice, it’s imperative to transparently acknowledge Georgetown’s role in the injustice of slavery while tirelessly working to co-create a future that advances equity and anti-racist policies.
In the summer of 2020, amid calls for action to address systemic racism and the events surrounding George Floyd’s death at the hands of police, the McCourt School redoubled its efforts to become a more inclusive and anti-racist public policy school by launching the Confronting Racism Initiative. The aspiration is as ambitious as it is imperative: to be the most inclusive public policy school in the world.
Resources to Inform Equity-Centered Policy
As part of the Initiative, the Impact Committee set out to deepen McCourt’s capacity for transformational impact and created a centralized public resource with research and community projects to help inform and advance equity-centered policymaking.
If you would like to learn more about a specific project or have an interest in collaborating with members of the McCourt community to scale efforts, please contact us.
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