Anti Racism Team
NDSU's Anti-Racism Team was commissioned in October 2003 to provide educational activities and workshops to the campus and community as a means to make the campus more open and welcoming to people of color who live, work and study here.
The Anti-Racism Team evolved out of the community-wide study circle process that took place in the Spring of 2001 in response to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report, "The Status of Equal Opportunity for Minorities in Moorhead, Minnesota." From the study circle process emerged Citizen Action Teams, one of which focused on Higher Education. This Higher Education Team decided that its focus would be the development of a multi-campus anti-racism initiative and one of its student members named this initiative TOCAR. The TOCAR Collaborative, consisted of faculty, student, and staff representatives from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Concordia College, North Dakota State University and Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Over the years, the TOCAR Collaborative dissolved, but NDSU and MSUM continue to have active campus teams.
NDSU's Anti-Racism Team seeks to enhance campus climate and promote equal opportunity by:
- Advancing multicultural understanding and competence
- Confronting ethnic/racial prejudice and discrimination and institutional racism.
To dismantle institutional racism and make our university a multicultural/ anti-racist organization through an intentional process of personal and institutional reflection and actions.
NDSU Anti-Racism Team Members:
Admission Counselor, Office of Admission
Gene Berry *
Associate Professor, Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
Thomas Stone Carlson *
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Rosa Chavez Deleon
Associate Professor, English
* denotes anti-racism workshop trainers.
How to get involved
- Attend an anti-racism workshop
- Attend an Anti-Racism Tuesday Talk
- Become an Ally
- Invite us to speak to your class, department, or organization
- Join the Team
- Join the Speaker's Bureau
- Utilize the team's Lending Library