Milestone: HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative

Since 2010, the Kirwan Institute has provided technical assistance to HUD in building capacity for equity in sustainable communities planning activities. In partnership with PolicyLink, and PERE at USC and with HUD’s support, the Kirwan Institute has acted as a technical assistance (TA) provider to assist in building capacity for equity for SCI grantees across … Continue reading »

Milestone: HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative

Milestone: Black Male Educational Achievement

The Kirwan Institute has been actively involved in the Fisher v. University of Texas litigation. We have been involved nationally in strategizing efforts aiming to secure pathways into college for youth of color. Kirwan drafted and filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court and with the 5th Circuit Court in support of the … Continue reading »

Milestone: Black Male Educational Achievement

Milestone: Annual State of The Science: Implicit Bias Review

The Institute has become increasing mindful of how implicit racial biases shape not only individuals’ cognition and attitudes, but also behaviors. Examining implicit bias research is important for all who work for racial justice. The Institute’s most visible, impactful and influencial contribution to the field of implicit bias in 2013 was the publication of its … Continue reading »

Milestone: Annual State of The Science: Implicit Bias Review

Milestone: Debut Film

In March of 2013, Jim Baggett, the head archivist of the Birmingham Public Library, contacted Sharon Davies, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute, about the idea to have an international day of remembrance of MLK’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,”  50 years after its drafting. Its April 16 anniversary was approaching fast.  The idea was … Continue reading »

Milestone: Debut Film