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Mission

We are the interdisciplinary hub for Loyola University Chicago scholars and strategic partners to build deep relationships, accelerate transformational research and education, and create collective impact toward racial justice and equity. Our work seeks to advance solutions that meet the needs of Asian, Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Latinx people, for the benefit of us all.

Vision

Rooted in Jesuit values of social justice and action, we seek to educate generations of community-informed scholars armed with the skills and networks to dismantle racist systems and replace them with inclusive, equitable ecosystems founded on hope and equal dignity for all.

Core Values (the HAART of all we do)

  • Humanity. We believe in the full humanity of all people and view the pursuit of racial justice as serving the common good.
  • Accessibility. We believe education is a human right and communicating in ways that are accessible to the broadest range of people possible.
  • Accountability. We believe in deep and sustained relationships and thus take responsibility for our words and actions and expect the same from those with whom we partner.
  • Reflection. We believe in continuously learning, unlearning, and improving—individually and collectively—as a requirement for breaking down systems and mindsets that maintain racial injustice.
  • Transformative action. We believe society is transformed when everyone actively participates in creating the conditions for substantive change.

If you have questions or want to get involved with IRJ please contact us at racialjustice@luc.edu.