Welcome to the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute!

Kent State University has a strong history of activism that has led to increased social justice for the campus and beyond. Building on this rich tradition, the mission of the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute is to act as a university-wide, interdisciplinary research collaborative that advances racial justice through rigorous and accessible scholarship and creative activity. Designed to serve as a hub for scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the university and surrounding communities, AREI addresses racial inequalities that systemically impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color.  AREI accomplishes this by promoting anti-racist programming and research, supporting intellectual connections and collaborative activities between disparate organizations, and developing community partnerships to support public scholarship and amplify the connections between discovery and action.