What is Project #RUAllyship?

Project #RUAllyship is an initiative meant to unite the campus community around issues of social justice, diversity and community building. The month long-series will create coordinate opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society. Working from an intersectional and intercultural understanding of oppression, the entire campus community will be challenged to examine stereotypes and prejudice through events, a photo campaign, the campus wide RU Allyship Pledge!

Event Schedule

Critical Leadership Praxis: Leading w/ Allyship toward transformative change

Friday, October 7 | 7:30 p.m. EST
Honors College – Virtual Event


Honors College future leaders will engage in conversation about what it means to be a critical leader grounded in theory and practice. Current Honors College student leaders will lead breakout sessions on how they conceptualize their leadership being conscious of the identities they hold and the identities of all students in Honors College.

Project Allyship with Dr Meiners

Building Abolition, Now: A Queer Practice with Dr. Erica Meiners

Thursday, October 20 | 7:00 p.m. EST
Livinston Student Center – Livingston Hall

Join us in a talk with Dr. Erica Meiners on October 20th at 7PM in Livingston Hall at LSC as we learn how abolitionist practices are vital to liberatory Queer futures. Dr. Meiners will lead all present in a discussion about how the prison industrial complex is a mechanism of oppressing Queer folks and how we all can be called to action to using a restorative lens.

Register: go.rutgers.edu/queerallyship

Kalki Subramaniam

Kalki Subramaniam – Art & Activism Project

Monday, October 24 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Asian American Cultural Center – Livingston Campus

Join us for an evening of art and activism with Kalki Subramaniam. Subramaniam is known as a leading voice in India for her work as a transgender rights activist, artist, speaker, and entrepreneur.

Presented with AACC & Evergreen Story.

Informed Restorative

Introduction to System Informed Restorative Practice with Jasmyn Story

Session 1: Thursday, October 27 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
Rutgers Academic Building – 2125 (student)

Session 2: Friday, October 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
Busch Student Center – Room 122 (staff & faculty)

This highly interactive training will deepen an individual’s established practice while being foundational enough for beginners. The goal is to provide a system-informed restorative practice to the micro/macro experience of community stakeholders at that institution. This will be facilitated 2 times for first for a student population and then for faculty & staff.

Register: go.rutgers.edu/SJERJ