Since the initial planning meeting in August of 2020, the UD Anti-Racism Initiative (UDARI) has since grown to well over 400+ individuals consisting of faculty, staff, students, and community members who all share the common goal of combatting systemic racism and reducing racial inequities on campus and the broader community.
To register your interest in getting involved with the initiative, please complete the UDARI Interest Form.
The steering committee is comprised of the chairs and/or co-chairs for each of the committees. Currently, the steering committee features:
- Pascha Bueno Hansen: American Indian and Indigenous Relations Committee
- Adam Foley: Anti-Racism Programming
- Hannah Kim: Anti-Racist Curriculum in PK-12 Schools
- Soo-Bin Jang: Anti-Racist Curriculum in PK-12 Schools
- Stephanie Del Tufo: Addressing Barriers to Participation in STEM
- Vimalin Rujivacharakal: Asian-American Anti-Racism Initiative (AAAI)
- Neri de Kramer: Associate in Arts Program Outreach
- David Teague: Associate in Arts Program Outreach
- Jennifer Van Horn: Campus Tours
- Kristina Najera: Collaborative to Diversify Teacher Education
- Maya Constantine: Collaborative to Diversify Teacher Education
- Jamie Bailey: Collaborative to Diversify Teacher Education
- Sonia Robles: DACA and Undocumented Student Support
- Angela Hattery: First State First Chance UD Prison Education Program
- Earl Smith: First State First Chance UD Prison Education Program
- Natalia Davila: Latino Hispanic Heritage Caucus
- Rebecca Davis: Legacies of Slavery & Dispossession at UD
- Dale Norwood: Legacies of Slavery & Dispossession at UD
- Colin Miller: Visual & Performing Arts
The committees are open to all UD faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students who are willing to commit themselves to taking specific action by serving on, chairing, or co-chairing a committee.
UDARI’s team of interns is a group of ardent, determined, and inspired undergraduate students who work on various research tasks and projects of the Initiative that lie within their fields of interest. Together, they are working towards fulfilling the five objectives of UDARI, as well as enhancing life on campus for our increasingly diverse student body.
The initiative’s current interns are:
The initiative’s past interns include: