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HOME FOR GLOBAL STUDIES ON ANTIRACIST THOUGHT, RACISM, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Shaped in part by the Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) at Arcadia University, the Center has three core goals that it aims to achieve in its efforts to become a leading advocate of antiracist thought and to act towards ensuring racial justice and equity. These goals include:
Because the cultures of racism and white supremacy are intersecting and constantly evolving, a central goal of CASAA is to promote the development of scholarship—through an intersectional lens—that contributes to our understanding of race, racism, and antiracism in the past as well as in the contemporary world. CASAA defines scholarship broadly to include discovery, artistic expression, and application. In this pursuit, CASAA will:
CASAA will foster relationships within and across disciplines, institutions, and communities to generate diverse coalitions. This will involve engaged with colleagues and communities for the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based resources and through advocacy and action efforts. CASAA will:
CASAA will cultivate a culture of professional and personal learning by providing access to communities of practice, training, conferences, and presentations, some of which will be the outcome of our scholar-advocates' research. In collaboration with other units on and off campus, CASAA will also create an interdisciplinary repository of resources for faculty, staff, students, and the public that addresses racism, outlines best practices for building racial equity, and shapes an ethic of care. CASAA will:
CASAA IN ACTION: FACILITATING DISCOURSE AND RESEARCH ON RACIAL INEQUITIES AND INJUSTICES WORLDWIDE
Part of the vision for the Center is to offer innovative and thought-provoking programming/initiatives to the members of the Arcadia community and beyond in order to deepen our collective understanding of the systems of racism and the efforts toward building racial equity in the modern world. Through sustained, research-based dialogue and opportunities to support the work of scholar-advocates, both at the University and within the community, we aim to be a catalyst for change.
SPREADING AWARENESS, STIMULATING CONVERSATION, AND UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO SYSTEMIC CHANGE
EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP PROMOTING RESEARCH AS A GATEWAY TO ADVOCACY AND ANTIRACIST ACTION
Under the leadership of our Founding Executive Director and Associate Director, the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) provides a platform to bring together diverse minds across the world to conduct research and develop antiracist practices.
The leadership of the Center is supported by the invaluable work of the CASAA Advisory Councils, which offer guidance and support as we work to achieve the goals established for the Center.
FOSTERING COLLABORATIONS AND CRITICAL COMMENTARY ON ANTIRACISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE TODAY
CASAA is dedicated to fostering strong community partnerships, collaborations with other units on the Arcadia University campus, and relationships with organizations/institutions doing important working in antiracist scholarship, social justice, advocacy, and action. Follow us for exciting updates about our programming, research-in-progress, and more.