The Democratizing Racial Justice Project

Democratizing Racial Justice is a research and creative scholarship project in partnership with community-based organizations in San Antonio. With $5 million in support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are able to create a new vision for higher education in our community and beyond.

Who We Serve

Connecting Educators & Students
with the San Antonio Community

Our students, faculty, and community members will work in multiple endeavors and pathways; from internships, fellowships, teaching academies, and more to explore greater understanding. Our educators and students will learn to build and develop meaningful relationships with their local community from diverse backgrounds and origins by taking part in our fight for a just future.


DRJ Partnerships

The DRJ offers scholarly research-based resources via community-based endeavors to envision and realize racial justice. Through site-based collaborations and partnerships, Democratizing Racial Justice elevates co-created community knowledge for just societies, transforms access to the academy for all, and propagates transformative pedagogies in Ethnic Studies and the humanities.

Artists in Residence

Democratizing Racial Justice (DRJ) is honored to announce the San Antonio artists selected for the 2024 DRJ Artists in Residence: Marisela Barrera, Briana Blueitt, Veronica Castillo, Anel I. Flores, Andre Renteria Menchaca, Amalia Ortiz, cruz ortiz, Tanesha S. Payne, Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, and David Zamora Casas.


Library Portal

Our dynamic library portal features a variety of resources for Ethnic Studies educators, future scholars, community members, and enthusiasts alike. Here, you will find a curated collection of teaching guides, community workshops, and meaningful discussions, all focusing on DRJ's mission to document and illuminate the boundless histories of our local community.