ANTIRACISM
FORMATION

An Ongoing Commitment to Ending Racism in Our Community and Beyond

ANTIRACISM FORMATION

An Ongoing Commitment to Ending Racism in Our Community and Beyond

an·ti·rac·ism

/ anˌtīˈrāˌsizəm/
The policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial appreciation and inclusivity.

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.

Psalm 139:13-14

Overview

We declare there is no room for racism at Princeton Theological Seminary. We commit to educating the entire campus community and beyond within a biblical and theological framework to face this present crisis that impedes us from loving God and neighbor. As we continue this journey this website will evolve. We invite you to explore resources and stories as they become available. Meanwhile, here is some information about our history and a video about the community we aspire to be now.

Task Force

The Antiracism and Educational Platforms Task Force was commissioned by the Seminary to develop substantive and sustainable antiracism training to address racial bias and practices. The task force was comprised of students, faculty, administrators, staff and a member of the Board of Trustees. Together, the task force created these design principles for antiracism formation. View this timeline of the taskforce’s antiracism journey this summer. Read the summary of the task force’s work in this report by Victor Aloyo, Jr., task force chair.

Resources

From videos to articles to a list of influencers, review these resources for adults and youth to join the Seminary in a conversation about antiracism.  

Glossary

In an effort to establish a common language around antiracism, this glossary from Racial Equity Tools includes a current list of terms compiled from a variety of sources for meaningful and productive conversations.

Engage

As the Seminary community travels this journey we welcome your insights. Please accept this invitation to connect with us. We are particularly interested in knowing whether you:

    • Would like to learn more about what it means to be antiracist
    • Have resources or information to share that will advance the work of antiracism formation
    • Are available to mentor a student or alum in their antiracism formation or help them survive and thrive in spite of discriminatory experiences
    • Have a personal story to share related to racism or antiracism

Your responses will be sent to antiracism@ptsem.edu and reviewed by Victor Aloyo, Jr., associate dean for institutional diversity and community engagement.