In our 13 years of sustained, focused, and collaborative work, the Race & Pedagogy Institute has staged a range of more than 20 summits and conferences, spawned an assortment of collaborations across academia and communities, provided a variety of educational resources for transformative pedagogy on the Puget Sound campus and beyond, brought together disparate communities to generate vigorous thinking about race equity and education, inspired a plethora of initiatives focused on the work of education and equity in both K-12 and higher education, and been one of the voices of change seeking to transform the landscape of education on our campus and beyond. All of this has been undertaken as part of our mission of educating teachers and students at all levels to think critically about race and to act to eliminate racism.
We envision a society where the systemic causes of racism have been uprooted and in which we are energized to re-imagine a world oriented toward the shared experience of liberation.
To educate students and teachers at all levels to think critically about race, to cultivate terms and practices for societal transformation, and to act to eliminate racism.
Priority One: Curriculum Practice
To transform the culture of curriculum practice to foreground sustainability and responsiveness as central to the enactment of Puget Sound’s educational mission.
Priority Two: Community Engagement
To build community engagement so as to confront redress and enact relationships of reciprocity and flexibility.
Priority Three: Diversity Initiatives
Reconfigure Puget Sound’s disparate collection of diversity efforts into a coherent, synergistic constellation.