ARiA is a grassroots movement founded in 2020 and is all volunteer-led at this time. 


A higher education landscape that prioritizes supporting individual journeys towards critical consciousness. This is an important step to creating an equity-centered culture that enables the dismantling of systems and structures that perpetuate marginalization of unrepresented groups. 


We provide the scaffolding for individual self-examination and a pathway to turn intent into responsible action towards creating an inclusive and equitable environment in institutions of higher education. 


  • Connect individuals from across higher education to engage in self-discovery and examination 
  • Create an opportunity for individuals to acknowledge where they are in their journeys (knowledge, self-awareness, preparedness)
  • Provide tools and experiences to help individuals identify pathways towards appropriate and effective action in the context of their [higher ed] workplaces


We are committed to…

  • creating spaces for discussion that embrace vulnerability, courage, and curiosity so that people can explore, share, and learn without judgment
  • contextualizing anti-racism concepts to aid in individual self-examination
  • recruiting, developing, and empowering a network of dialogue facilitators across higher ed

Waiting To Do Something Is Effectively Doing Nothing. The Time Is Now.