Anti Racism

Update on the School of Communication’s Anti-Racism, Social Justice and Coalition-building Committee

We have revamped our Diversity and InclusionCommittee, now named the Anti-racism, Social Justice, and Coalition-building Committee, so that the School of Communication’s commitments and policies better reflect the future of American democracy. Over the next few months, the Committee will be releasing vital communication to remain transparent with our communities. We ask for your support in advance and look forward to possible future collaborations. 

Mission Statement: The mission of the Anti-racism, Social Justice, and Coalition-building Committee is to actively guide the School of Communication at Illinois State University in continuously identifying, developing strategies, and implementing structural policies and specific actions to combat systemic inequities embedded within our department, institution, and local communities. Through collaborative efforts with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members, the Committee will collectively develop actionable steps for the work needed to transform our intellectual community, workplace culture, and cultural consciousness. 

Committee Members (2020-2021)

John Baldwin, Lauren Bratslavsky, Philip Chidester, Byron Craig, Ashley Hall, Lee Anne Hale, Megan Hopper, and Lindsey Thomas. 

Statement of Accountability

Please click here to download and read our statement of accountability. 


A website dedicated to the work of this committee is currently under construction and will be linked soon. Updates from this committee will be posted to the School of Communication Facebook page for now.