The Leadership Advocacy program strengthens the cadre of leaders and organizations ready to confront, not ignore, the color line.
Coordinated from the Applied Research Center’s Midwest office, the program combines leadership development with a political analysis of structural racism. Leadership Advocacy provides consultation and support to organizations across the nation confronting the complexities and controversies associated with race.
The Leadership Advocacy Program
Expands the capacity of social change organizations to explicitly and effectively address issues of structural racism.
Strengthens the skills, analysis and the connections of key officials, organizers, researchers, and journalists engaged in racial justice work.
Develops new models for linking analysis and action to promote racial equity and institutional change.
Advocacy Leadership achieves these goals through a unique blend of training, consultation and curriculum development:
Training: To foster an in-depth analysis of structural racism for advancing racial justice, the program leads an intensive three-day training called the Racial Justice Leadership Institute. The trainings engage established and emerging leaders who wish to sharpen their analysis and skills, test ideas, and explore strategies for shaping public debate and policy on issues related to racial equity.
Consultation: ARC provides consultation to help social justice organizations expand their capacity and engage diverse constituencies in advancing racially racial justice.
Curriculum Development: ARC has been developing an extensive interactive curriculum for teaching about structural racism and racial justice.
For more information on our trainings and consultations, please contact Josina Morita in our Midwest office.
Publications from the Advocacy Leadership Program
Building Capacity for Changing Communities
This report describes the various activities of the Racial Justice Leadership Initiative, including trainings, consultations, and curriculum development.
Reasserting Justice Toolkit
Despite a surge in discrimination, the crisis for immigrant and refugee communities remains relatively invisible to the general public. This toolkit provides tools for taking action to counter the increase of civil rights violations, harassment and government-sanctioned violence against immigrants and refugees. The Racing to War Curriculum is a three-part discussion series designed to help organizations examine the racial impact of the “war on terrorism” both abroad and at home.
Gaining Perspectives: Assessing our Options in the Aftermath of the September 11 Tragedy
A Curriculum from the Advocacy Leadership Program of the Applied Research Center.