Anti-Racism and Equity Coalition

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Anti-Racism and Equity Coalition

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    Who We Are

    Empowered by the University President, the Anti-Racism and Equity Coalition is a team of dedicated Barry University faculty, staff, and student representatives working to achieve an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive community.

  • Barry

    Our Vision

    In the spirit of the Barry mission and Core Commitments, we aspire to create an educational community that honors diversity, is free from racism, and actively engages in building a better world through learning, teaching, research, and self-reflection.

Our Pledge to You

We unequivocally believe in racial justice and social equity. Though our focused attention is on race as an equity imperative, our work includes the interests of other groups and individuals that have experienced marginalization and discrimination.

We believe every human being has a right to be treated with respect and dignity and that the value of every student, faculty, staff, and administrator must be equally recognized and honored. 

Hence, the Coalition envisions a healthy space for the Barry community to unleash its individual and collective power to address issues of structural inequity and help build an inclusive community where we can all thrive.

The Coalition will therefore advocate for positive change and, within a social justice framework, do the work with courage and vulnerability. We pledge to:

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    Take Action

    Take concrete action to advance the charge of the Coalition

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    Embark on a journey of self-reflection and action with compassion and courage

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    Be forever diligent in our pursuit of truth, knowledge, and social justice; to listen and to learn

  • Inclusive Community


    Recognize and honor, with humility and appreciation, the breadth and depth of diversity on campus

  • Teamwork


    Work collaboratively as one community to challenge and dismantle all types of oppression by:

  • Identifying ways in which racism is still present in the lived experiences of our students and in our work as faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Creating University-wide racial justice and equity programs and practices.
  • Affirming our commitment to end racial biases through the re-evaluation of our implicit and explicit curriculum, policies, practices, and programing.
  • Finding and taking meaningful steps to support the academic and career journey of our students of color without a disregard of the needs of all students.
  • Providing safe communities for professional development, reflection, and dialogue.
  • Present to our Barry community a roadmap to achieve an inclusive community.
Mike Allen

Mike Allen, PhD President

Message from the President

“We are committed to continuing to make dismantling systems that perpetuate racial injustice our responsibility and a critical university priority.”

Latest News

  • A Home for All at Barry University November 08, 2021

    In this segment, we highlight the voice of member Elle Keys, MSW student and Graduate Research Assistant, who discusses inclusivity and housing assignments.

  • The Flow and Spirit of Truth November 08, 2021

    In this segment, we highlight the voice of member Michael Provitera, DBA, Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies who discusses personal leadership prowess.

  • Community Engagement

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty October 17, 2021

    October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty.

  • Community Engagement

    National Coming Out Day October 11, 2021

    National Coming Out Day is a day to celebrate the diverse identities of LGBTQ+ individuals and the bravery it takes to live authentically as yourself in a culture that may not accept who you are.

  • Community Engagement

    International Day of Non-Violence October 02, 2021

    The International Day of Non-Violence, on October 2, marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

  • Community Engagement

    National Hispanic Heritage Month September 30, 2021

    Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own inspiration and learning more about Hispanic and Latino heritage by using #HispanicHeritageMonth.

  • Community Engagement

    Estamos Orgullosos! Barry Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate Their Backgrounds September 27, 2021

    Happy Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month! Our community comes from everywhere from the Dominican Republic to Brazil.

  • Community Engagement

    NAACP September 20, 2021

    From police brutality to COVID-19 to voter suppression, Black communities are under attack. Help make racial equity a reality.

  • Community Engagement

    Voices of The Coalition: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace September 13, 2021

    Diversity and inclusion in the workplace provide the organization with a competitive advantage, provide a positive impact on the organization’s performance, and allow for impactful and in-depth decision making.

  • Community Engagement

    Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope September 02, 2021

    As the largest growing ethnic group, they have encountered and overcome many obstacles. However, the journey has not ended...



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