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

Antiracism in Hip Hop with Dr. Lauren Leigh Kelly

Wednesday, October 20 | 7 p.m. EST
Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Come join fellow hip hop lovers as we look at hip-hop through an antiracist and feminist lens. You will have an opportunity to write, reflect and showcase your love for hip hop through guided and open mic cyphers! 

Register: go.rutgers.edu/hiphop

Guided Art Tour – “Angela Davis: Seize the Time”

Thursday, October 21 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST
Zimmerli Art Museum

Join us for a guided tour of the new exhibit at Zimmerli Art Museum, ANGELA DAVIS: SEIZE THE TIME. Our guests can register for a 5PM or 5:30PM tour and participate in a related art activity. Presented with the Zimmerli Art Museum.
Register: go.rutgers.edu/angela

This exhibit focuses on the legacy of Angela Davis and her image, inspired by an archive of magazines, press photos, videos, music, and other writing. The archive also shows her activist work and teaching related to race and gender, freedom, feminism, and prison abolition.

Team Dynamics & Identity Conscious Leadership

Friday, October 22 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Virtual – Register on getINVOLVED

Have you ever thought about how your identities (race, gender, etc.) impact your leadership style? Come be in conversation with fellow leaders about how we can be more identity conscious in our leadership style.

Presented with Student Involvement & Leadership.


Friday, October 29 | 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

Join us for a “silent” dance party under the black lights! We’ll provide headphones and you choose which DJ to dance to! Enjoy free food, glowing giveaways, and community with queer and trans people of color. It’s Halloween weekend and costumes are welcome! Allies are invited AND we ask all attendees to honor this as a community space centering QTPOC.

Presented with the Cultural Center Collaborative, Cook/Douglass Residence Life, and Douglass Residential College.