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JEDI Task Force

The INSTAAR Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force was formed in April 2020. It grew out of the Diversity Committee, which started in 2016.


Following a period of strategic planning, the JEDI Task Force is following through with specific courses of action. Task Force leadership have divided responsibility for taking these actions forward into general topics of recruitment, retention, education for INSTAARs, and policy development.

Current actions

The JEDI Task Force is working with INSTAARs and collaborators on a number of priority actions.


Membership in the Task Force is voluntary. Currently there are 36 INSTAAR participants, including staff, students, professional research assistants (PRAs), postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.

Calls for membership are sent via email at the beginning of each semester. If you are interested in joining, contact


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Anti-Blackness within non-Black communities

Friday, May 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

This introspective workshop will be led by Patricia Gonzalez, assistant dean for inclusive practice at the College of Arts & Sciences. Through intentional reflection, participants will examine the ways that anti-Blackness exists within ourselves and our communities. The discussion will wrap up with a review of strategies and resources to address one's own anti-Blackness. This space is created as a space to connect, share ideas, and identify actions for moving forward together.

JEDI discussion group

Wednesday, June 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

All are welcome to this open discussion of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion topics via Zoom. Bring your own questions or ideas; or we will discuss what was presented in the two recent workshops on microaggressions; or we can talk about podcasts listed in Teams under JEDI resources. Discussions are the first Wednesday of every month; drop in!


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