Learning from the past. Acting in the present. Helping shape the future.

"We must ensure meaningful step after meaningful step that advances real and sustained change in addressing this deeply enduring challenge of anti-racism and racial equity. Every one of us must play a role. We will be, and should be, held accountable for ensuring actions are taken. If we do not, we will fail to fulfill our mission of access and success for all."

Journey for Anti-Racism and Racial Equity Commitment

UNL’s institutional commitment to anti-racism and racial equity is an extension of the University’s N2025 strategic aims to emphasize inclusive excellence, enhance the student experience, increase our research, creative activity and engagement, and provide professional development and learning experiences for faculty, staff, and students. The Journey will build on the work already occurring across our University, while advancing new knowledge and practice. This website will be our institutional hub to monitor and share progress of our collective Journey.

Read the Journey Commitment

The Co-Leaders

Chancellor Ronnie Green leads the Journey with guidance from Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Marco Barker and six co-leaders whose research, creative activity, and engagement explores addressing anti-racism and racial equity.

Lory Dance portrait

Lory J. Dance

Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies

Kwame Dawes portrait

Kwame Dawes

Chancellor’s Professor of English, Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner

Anna Shavers portrait

Anna W. Shavers

Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law and associate dean for diversity and inclusion

Kara Mitchell Viesca portrait

Kara Mitchell Viesca

Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education

Sergio C. Wals portrait

Sergio C. Wals

Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies

Colette Yellow Robe portrait

Colette Yellow Robe

Member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Academic Retention Specialist for TRIO Programs

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A Commitment to Change

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion continues to serve the University community in charting a path forward through providing anti-racism education, resources, support, and opportunities for engagement and action.

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Share Your Efforts

Addressing anti-racism and racial equity is critical and essential to enhancing our mission and reputation in teaching, research, and service. We encourage you to share your efforts with us to help chronicle our progress.

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While words are powerful, we must also act.
View upcoming campus and community events to reflect, listen, learn and take action.