Welcome to the Education and Civil Rights Initiative! Our website is currently under construction.


About Us

Launched in 2020, the Education and Civil Rights Initiative (ECRI) is a collaboration with the NAACP. The ECRI seeks to affirm the dignity of all people, by protecting an individual’s right to show up as his/her/their full self within the College of Education, University of Kentucky, and greater Lexington community.

As an initiative, we perform equity audits for school districts, host annual civil rights themed summits and conferences, and work with our faculty, students, and community partners to develop cutting-edge research within the education and civil rights space.

Contact Us

For inquiries about the ECRI programs and services please email CivilRightsInstitute@nulluky.edu or call our offices (859) 257-4038.


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