RISD Anti-Racism Coalition (risdARC) is dedicated to combating our institution’s prolonged history of anti-Blackness, marginalization, and discrimination along with the intersections of global systems of oppression affecting our community. We support and advocate for the needs of all students of color regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, gender, or sexuality.








Updates




July 21 2020

Students of RISD’s Illustration Department releases their response to their Department Head’s letter.

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July 20 2020
RISD Administration releases their response to International students’ demands in regards to new ICE Policies and supporting international students moving forward.

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July 16 2020

RISD’s Ceramics Department releases an updated response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 16 2020
RISD’s Photography Department releases their response to students in the Photography Department.

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Photography Student’s Demands.



July 15 2020
RISD’s Textile Department releases Anti-Racist Commitment and Plan of Action.

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July 15 2020
RISD’s Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 14 2020
RISD International students writes to RISD Administration in regards to new ICE Policies and supporting international students moving forward.

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July 14 2020
RISD’s Department Heads releases a statement of support to BI+POC Faculty regarding institutionally racist hiring practices within RISD.

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July 13 2020
RISD’s Illustration Department releases their response to students in the Illustration Department.

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Illustration Student’s Demands.



July 13 2020
RISD’s Glass Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 13 2020
RISD’s FAV Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 10 2020
Students of RISD’s Printmaking Department (Class of 2021) issues a statement to their department.

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July 8 2020
BI+POC Faculty issue a statement on institutionally racist hiring practices within RISD.

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July 8 2020
RISD Student Alliance issues a statement to RISD Administration.

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Dear RISD [BI+POC Community Board]



July 6 2020
Students of RISD’s Illustration Department releases their list of demands.

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July 3 2020
RISD’s Division of Liberal Arts releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 3 2020   
RISD’s Graduate Printmaking Department issues a statement criticizing their department’s response.

Read Graduate Student’s Statement.
Read Printmaking Department Statement.



July 2 2020
Nafis White creates a petition to install a memorial honoring enslaved peoples in Market Square.

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July 1 2020

Students of RISD’s Photography Department issues a statement to their department.

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July 1 2020   
risdARC announces their initial list of demands to RISD Administration, Board of Trustees, Graduate and Undergraduate Department Heads, staff, and students.

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July 1 2020
Students of RISD’s Photography Department releases their list of demands.

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July 1 2020   
RISD’s Painting Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 1 2020
RISD Exhibitions announces Black Biennial 2021.

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July 1 2020
RISD’s Theory & History of Art & Design (THAD) Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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July 1 2020
RISD’s Illustration Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Department Heads issue a direct statement regarding anti-blackness at RISD.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Division of Institutional Engagement releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Experimental Foundation Studies Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Sculpture Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Landscape Architecture Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Arts & Language Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Interior Architecture Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Industrial Design Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Furniture Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Ceramics Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Architecture Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Apparel Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum & Apparel students.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Dean of Fine Arts releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Graphic Design Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 30 2020
RISD’s Digital + Media Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 29 2020
RISD’s Printmaking Department releases their response to the RISD & Race Forum.

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June 29 2020
RISD’s Apparel Students releases their list of demands.

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June 29 2020
Providence Journal releases aritcle claiming RISD is going to lay off full time faculty and is in a $50 million-deficit.

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June 26 2020
RISD Action makes demands public to all students, faculty, and staff.

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June 19 2020 
RISD & Race Forum is released to all students, faculty, and staff.

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June 19 2020
RISD’s Architecture Department releases their list of demands.

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June 16 2020
RISD & Race Forum is held with RISD Administration, Board of Trustees, Undergraduate and Graduate Departments in attendance.

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June 14 2020
RISD Painting Department’s Instagram (@risdpaint) publishes a statement saying they will continue to amplify BI+POC voices.

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