2018 Kirwan Institute Annual Report

  The Kirwan Institute would like to thank our partners, funders and collaborators for their support of our work over the last 15 years. It is during times like these, that we are evermore aware of the importance of partnership and collaboration in the pursuit of true equity for all people. As we have sought to … Continue reading »

2018 Kirwan Institute Annual Report

Ohio Issue 1: An Overview

The opiate epidemic is creating a new conversation around drug policy and criminal reform efforts across the country. Opioid related overdose deaths have hit a critical point and have begun to reach traditionally unaffected communities. As communities wrestle with overburdened jails and prisons and insufficient mental health and drug treatment facilities, policymakers and the public … Continue reading »

Ohio Issue 1: An Overview

Implicit Bias Training for Classroom Teachers of English Language Learner Students

By Sahra Ahmed “Racial and implicit bias is inherent in our classrooms. Our classroom walls, the expectations we set for our students, our body language, how we connect with families, what resources are available, what we choose to say or not say, all give students a clear message about how we feel about them” (Agarwal-Ragnath, 2017). … Continue reading »

Implicit Bias Training for Classroom Teachers of English Language Learner Students

Teaching About Racism: Beyond Neo-Nazis, Silver Platters, & Victim-Blaming

By Jonathan Branfman PhD Candidate & Instructor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies OSU’s classes in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. In our pop culture class, for example, we might discuss Taylor Swift and Cardi B: Though both are famous women, they face different feminine stereotypes … Continue reading »

Teaching About Racism: Beyond Neo-Nazis, Silver Platters, & Victim-Blaming