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The mission of the RISE Center is to advance intersectional racial justice and equity in PK-12 and postsecondary educational institutions by bringing together researchers, practitioners, community members, and other educational stakeholders.

Using an intersectional lens, the Center understands racism as a system that is intertwined with other structures of oppression (e.g., sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.) that functions to (re)produce social injustices.

In alignment with CSU’s land-grant mission, the Center works collaboratively and in partnership with communities of praxis to identify, analyze, disrupt, and redress the effects of structural and systemic racism on individuals and communities in schools and universities, as well as educational practices and policies.

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Rising Up Against Anti-Blackness and Racial Violence

What We Do

We support rigorous research and inquiry to advance intersectional racial justice and equity in education.

We engage in strategic partnerships to produce impacts nationally, at Colorado State University and throughout Colorado.

We support, facilitate, and amplify publicly engaged research and scholar-activism.

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