March 24, 2021

Evans School Launches Anti-Racism & Inclusion Action Fund

The events of 2020 have made it clear — higher education must play an active role in dismantling systems of white supremacy, democratizing public policy, and improving social equity. Earlier this year, we established the Anti-racism & Inclusion Action Fund. This fund will provide dedicated resources to support our anti-racism and DEI initiatives.

 We start by:  

  • Increasing access and opportunity for BIPOC students through increased MPA fellowship funding and new programs that support undergraduate students and recent PhD graduates from historically underrepresented communities—thus, expanding pathways to public service for new generations of diverse public service leaders and scholars.
  • Developing an anti-racist student experience by continuing to evolve both content and teaching of the Evans School’s curriculum and supporting students and Student Interest Groups in providing anti-racist programming.
  • Building anti-racist capacity across the school by working to recruit, retain, and support BIPOC faculty and staff, and increasing investment in diversity and anti-racism trainings and professional development for our faculty, staff, and students.



Anti-racist public policy and programs, and public leaders effective at addressing these institutional realities, are central to building the type of country that we all need, and all deserve. Together we can be a force within higher education and public affairs education that combats the racism and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Join us as we lay the foundation to build a stronger and more just world.