The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) is directed by Janet E. Helms, Ph.D.  In addition, collaborators with interests in studying or policy making with a racial or cultural focus are invited to serve as Institute collaborators.  The Institute's multi-site research and training perspective and applied emphasis will make it possible to address the educational and psychological issues of a variety of populations.


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ISPRC is delighted to present the 20th Anniversary of Diversity Challenge!  This October 23-24, we will once again convene at Boston College to share ideas, research, community, and fellowship.  Over the last two decades Diversity Challenge has focussed on important topics that address mutual concerns related to race and ethnic culture.

This year we invite you to join in this special anniversary event as we celebrate the Trailblazer, the Igniter, and of course, the Visionary.  Our theme is Goodbye "Isms," Hello Future; read more in this year's Call for Proposals.

We hope to see you!




Thank you!

Diversity Challenge 2019 proved to be a wonderful interdisciplinary forum allowing researchers, mental health practitioners, social activists. educators, and government officials to explore issues and interact with each other, and to address mutual concerns related to race, ethnic culture, and surviving, resisting, and healing in our current political and social climate.  Thank you to all those who participated and helped to make the 19th Diversity Challenge a rewarding experience for all.

Please view our 2019 Program Abstracts and Photos of Diversity Challenge in our 2019 Pictures.

Consider joining us October 23-24, 2020 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary of Diversity Challenge:  Goodbye"Isms," Hello Future!  Please view this year's Call for Proposals.


~ Dr. Janet E. Helms and the ISPRC Team





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