The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an effective youth leadership.
Student Coalition for Social Justice plans to conduct sustained, intersectional social justice campaigns in order to incite positive social change by creating a cohesive social justice community, representing the interests of community members, engaging the administration in important dialogues, and creating a platform for students’ voices and issues.
As a university wide program, the Institute advances human rights teaching across all University of Connecticut colleges and schools and pursues novel and critical approaches to human rights scholarship and pedagogy. Our aim is to educate well-rounded scholars with an informed understanding of human rights, promote interdisciplinary scholarship and provide experiential learning for our students.
The Cultural Centers at the University of Connecticut, part of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, serve as vital resources in support of the social, behavioral, and cultural needs of students. There are six cultural centers:
◘ African American Cultural Center
◘ Asian American Cultural Center
◘ Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center
◘ Rainbow Center
◘ Women’s Center
◘ Native American Cultural Programs.
A Connecticut organization located in Hartford with the mission to provide tools to create a more democratic and inclusive community. One of the issue they provide help with is racial equity. Check their site for resources.
The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of YWCA which brings together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. By inviting community organizations to partner with us, we expand the impact of this vision, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants.