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Racial and Social Justice: NIU Resources

This Guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice.

University Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

As a university, we must continue to invest in self-care, education and meaningful dialogue about what it takes to dismantle racism and how to create and sustain a university community where every Huskie feels valued and has the opportunity to thrive. - President Dr. Lisa Freeman

To each of you who carry the weight of racial injustice, I want you to know you are not alone. I carry it too. But your resilience, creativity, determination, and passion embody what it means to be a Huskie.... We need all of you to join us as we dismantle systems and build an anti-racist community where everyone can thrive. - Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden, Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

The movement to end systemic racism has sparked much-needed conversations about a number of issues including, but not limited to, racial inequality, police brutality, social justice, white privilege, mass incarceration, and civil rights. We are committed to making these conversations a priority at NIU Law - Dean Cassandra Hill, College of Law.

University Resources

University Dedication to Racial and Social Justice

Messages from President Freeman

Founders' Memorial Library Resources

Alumni Working Toward Racial and Social Justice

Public Organizations

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