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Equitable change happens when a diverse coalition of people stand together against injustice. There are many ways to join us in creating a more equitable community. Whether you are a student, donor, interested faculty member, or community changemaker, we welcome your involvement with IRISE. 


Let’s co-create a world where inequality is not our reality. Reach out–we would love to hear from you.

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Student Growth and Empowerment

Students with an interest in advancing racial justice with a focus on health and education equity should apply

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with interested in advancing racial justice? 

IRISE supports students to engage in critical race and ethnic studies research and scholarship.  Those programs include the Rogers Salters Institute and the Bornstein Somoza Scholar Prep Program.  Each program honors distinguished DU faculty who have had a tremendous impact on historically underrepresented students at the university.  Students involved in each program explore tools for advancing racial justice scholarship and the ways in which our lived experiences connect and diverge with both the expectations of the academy and the communities with whom we collaborate.  In addition, IRISE houses the Remember X project (add link to that page when ready) which documents the experiences and gives voice to students of color at DU while providing training in critical race theory scholarship and methodology for student empowerment in higher education.    

Read about Roger SaltersOscar Somoza and Miriam Borstein!   More about Somoza & Borstein here


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Remember X

The Remember X Project is a testimony of student demands and resilience in the face of exclusion, hate, and oppression at the University of Denver. Created by IRISE 2019-2020 visiting scholars Daniel Kim, Steven Yazzi, and IRISE work-study Caris Fox, this project introduces histories of injustice on DU's campus, student activism, community demands, and community quotes. In collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students with the guidance of faculty and staff, Remember X seeks to build institutional knowledge and empower our community with the tools to positively transform campus culture.


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