The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) was founded in 2000 at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. Janet E. Helms, to promote the assets and address the societal conflicts associated with race or culture in theory and research, mental health practice, education, business, and society at large. We invite you to read more about our Institute's mission.

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Upcoming Diversity Challenge 2017

Race, Culture, and Criminal Justice throughout the Lifespan


Don't Miss this year's thought provoking Invited Panels.  Panelists from:

  • The Justice Committee, a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in NYC.  Hear stories from family members who have lost loved ones to the police.
  • Bellevue Juvenile Justice Mental Health Service and NYU School of Medicine, psychologists describe mental health services for children residing in NYC's juvenile detention centers.
  • New England Innocence Project, members of the legal system explore race in the Massachusetts criminal justice system from the perspectives of judges and lawyers on all sides of the issues.