Many institutions of higher education have initiatied efforts to address the need for racial understanding, often with little success. In 2018, the Extension Directors launched a system-wide initiative to address the challenges confronting the Land-Grant University System (LGU) as it struggled with the need for racial understanding both within the Extension System and within the communities Extension serves. Designed as a dialog-to-change process, Coming Together for Racial Understanding was designed to make a difference in our systems and our communities. Five years later, using Ripple Effect Mapping (REM) we have evidence that this process can make a difference in building understanding that leads to change in actions, practices, and policies.
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Emery, Mary; Langford, Grace; Choudhary, Anuradha; Stout, Mike; Ostrom, Marcia; and Walcott, Eric, "Coming Together and Ripple Mapping Effect: Are We Making a Difference?" (2023). Coming Together for Racial Understanding. 8.