The city of St. Louis, MO is taking a decisive action against racism and has implemented a number of initiatives to promote anti-racism and racial equity. The University of Missouri-St. Louis has set up a fund and selection committee to support anti-racist initiatives at the unit level.
The IUPUI Police Department has also taken advantage of current DEI initiatives by hosting informational meetings at the town hall that allow students to learn more about diversity, work and ask questions to improve relationships between black students and IUPUI police. The FIRE initiative is another effort aimed at creating sustained change in racial equity across the federal government. This initiative provides ongoing support to all law school clinics, including the Civil Practice Clinic, which helps low-income and underrepresented workers in their legal disputes. The clinic is also helping low-income people, many of whom are people of color, who are facing eviction from their homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Colorado Commitment to Diversity is another program that works to expand and improve legal employers' participation in the program. This program commits legal employers to hiring students of color and other students from underrepresented backgrounds for the summer after the 1-liter year. The CDO has suggested a series of revisions to the Colorado 1-liter Summer Internship Program, making it even more inclusive and welcoming to student participation. The Freedom Riders of the early 1960s, organized by the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE), toured the South seeking to integrate bus, train and airport terminals. This associated press release includes a map and descriptive text (not shown) that illustrates the routes taken and the story behind the attractions for freedom.
Like so many others who heard the call to participate in the March on Washington in 1963, Hollywood stars supported the movement and participated in the march. The Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative promotes bold, practical, and effective measures to confront racism and promote greater inclusion. This includes creating a fund for anti-racist initiatives at the unit level, holding informational meetings at town halls, expanding legal employers' participation in the Colorado Commitment to Diversity program, and providing ongoing support to all law school clinics. The Freedom Riders of 1961 were organized by CORE to tour the South seeking to integrate bus, train and airport terminals. The March on Washington in 1963 was supported by Hollywood stars who arrived as ordinary citizens and many supported the movement financially. Race Forward works with organizations and community advocates to build power in communities and establish links to achieve policy change that focuses community voices on decision-making. The campus-wide edition of MLEP will present five workshops as synchronous 1.5-hour webinars starting in September.
The NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers launched an investigation into the lynching of Emmett Till in 1961 with Ruby Hurley and Amzie Moore. Support local black businesses even more by eliminating barriers to their participation in the Crimson Card purchase program. The law school is creating an anti-racist event guide to help event organizers create inclusive programming. They are also developing a summer program to provide admitted students of color and others with an introduction to law and legal education, thereby improving their ability to succeed in law school. In conclusion, St. Louis is taking a stand against racism by implementing a number of initiatives that promote anti-racism and racial equity.
These initiatives include creating funds for anti-racist initiatives at the unit level, holding informational meetings at town halls, expanding legal employers' participation in diversity programs, providing ongoing support for law school clinics, launching investigations into lynchings, eliminating barriers for black businesses participating in purchase programs, creating an anti-racist event guide, and developing summer programs for admitted students of color.