Anti-Racism Professional Development Council

The Anti-Racism Professional Development Council helps frame the anti-racism training initiatives across campus. Members of the Anti-Racism Professional Development coordinate the Anti-Racism and EDI Teach-In.

The Anti-Racism and EDI Teach-In is an annual event where Tulane faculty and staff come together as a community to learn and grow with one another and develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and action steps in our anti-racism and EDI competency. The inaugural 2021 Anti-Racism and EDI Teach-In featured Tulane faculty and staff engaged in anti-racism work across campus and included keynotes from Rhonda Broussard of New Orleans organization, Beloved Community, and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Anti-Racist. The teach-in included 5 key learning goals for the day and year ahead:

  1. Become Anti-Racist
  2. Understand How Oppression Works
  3. Know Intent vs. Impact
  4. Understand Class Marginalization, Paternalism, and Patriarchy
  5. Build Community and Organize Against Racism


Anneliese SinghAnneliese Singh, PhD, LPC
Provost’s Office, Co-Chair


Shelby NormanShelby Norman
Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Co-Chair


Sienna AbdulahadSienna Abdulahad, M.A.Ed.
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs


Carolyn Barber-PierreCarolyn Barber-Pierre
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs & Intercultural Life


Benji BrubakerBenji Brubaker
Program Manager, Center for Public Service


Elizabeth Engler-ChiurazziElizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neuroscience Research Center


Jinaki FlintJinaki Flint, PsyD
Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center


Laura OsteenLaura Osteen, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Campus Life


Jessica YoungJessica Young
College Completion Coach, Cowen Institute For Public Education Initiatives