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Initiating Dialogue During Quarantine

An extensive range of virtual programming helps returning students consider how they’ll contribute to the discourse around racial justice.

Teens Connect through RISD

Continuing Education partners with Rhode Island Department of Education to offer free online art and design classes to underserved youth.

RISD Welcomes Director of Research

Soul Brown is focused on building a comprehensive and equitable ecosystem to support faculty research.

Fair Play

Project Open Door teams up with Hasbro to provide area teens with an intensive, all-virtual toy and game design workshop.

Animating Change

Students in a Film/Animation/Video studio show how animation offers a viable platform for building community.

RISD Promises Social Equity Action

The Architect’s Newspaper reports on the steps RISD will take to support BIPOC students and faculty.

RISD Promotes Social Equity

The Boston Globe reports on RISD’s efforts to respond to activism, hire new faculty, boost diversity and return looted artifacts.

A World without America

Visiting artist Dread Scott shares his vision for change with RISD students.

Framing a Moral Democracy

Social justice visionary Michelle Alexander delivers RISD’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address.