The ability to relate to different public communities and constituents is essential for anti-racism scholars to have the broadest and most meaningful impact with their work. Some groups are directly impacted by the work of these scholars. Some play roles in transmitting the ideas generated by these scholars. Some create policies or implement services that can benefit the people that are the focus of the scholarship.

For anti-racism scholars, understanding the distinctions, nuances, and subtleties involved with connecting their work to different kinds of public partners and audiences is crucial for enhancing their impact and effectiveness in their public engagement.

In support of our goal to amplify and promote the engagement around anti-racism scholarship, NCID’s Anti-Racism Collaborative is partnering with the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Office of Public Engagement & Research Impacts (OVPR-PERI) to host a two-part virtual workshop series on public engagement for anti-racism scholarship during the Winter 2024 semester.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop their strategies for public engagement with anti-racism scholarship from a range of disciplinary fields. These workshops are specifically designed to address the relationship between anti-racism scholarship with public partners and audiences. Please note that these virtual workshop sessions will NOT be recorded and will require the active engagement of participants.

Friday,  February 16, 10:00–11:30 a.m. ET (Zoom)


  1. Become familiar with different terminology used to describe the breadth of engaged work, including across disciplines.
  2. Apply public engagement frameworks to articulate the kinds of engaged work that you have done in the past and what you might consider doing in the future. 
  3. Support exploration of differences across spaces and contexts for engagement and impacts work.

Friday, March 8, 10–11:30 a.m. ET (Zoom)


  1. Become familiar with ways of thinking about types of impact.
  2. Apply an impacts framework to previous research or engagement projects and possible future efforts.
  3. Explore possible impact indicators that might align with particular projects.