Opening of the Racial Justice Resource Center

Opening of the Brown University Library Racial Justice Resource Center

The Brown University Library invites the Brown community to the opening of the Racial Justice Resource Center on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The RJRC is located in the southeast corner of the second floor of the Rockefeller Library, near the graduate student study rooms.

Open House from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stop by to tour the center and enjoy some locally crafted snacks.

Speaking Program from 2 – 2:30 p.m.


Joseph S. Meisel, Joukowsky Family University Librarian


  • President Christina H. Paxson
  • Interim Provost Lawrence E. Larson
  • Warren Harding, Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Kenvi Phillips, Director of Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Racial Justice Resource Center

The Racial Justice Resource Center serves as a hub for the study of racism and racial justice in the United States and globally. Located on the second floor of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, the Center is a space for members of the Brown community to create new possibilities for advancing research, instruction, learning, and community around ideas of racial justice. Brown community members are invited to make use of the space and its resources for deeper understanding of the crisis of structural racism, bias, and violence against people of color. 

The Center identifies scholarship, events, research, and conversations that are occurring across the Brown University community and throughout academia addressing racial justice. The resources available within the Center explore race-based oppression, discrimination, policy, and the activism and efforts to confront them across disciplines. We offer this space for the Brown community to deepen knowledge and engage in the work of cultivating an environment in which every person is treated with dignity and respect.


Questions about the center? Email [email protected].