About Us


  • Identify internal structures that enable and contribute to anti Blackness, racism, white supremacy, and other forms of inequity or marginalization at ITP/IMA
  • Work with ITP/IMA to implement changes to (or discontinue) those systems
  • Create or facilitate the creation of new equitable systems at ITP / IMA that center BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized members of the ITP Community (students, staff, faculty, alum, residents, fellows, workers, etc)
  • Work with ITP/IMA to adjust curriculum and programming to safely and meaningfully facilitate dialogue, education, and work addressing race and social justice
  • Create systems of transparency and accountability that ensure a safe environment for our community
  • Model equitable systems by embedding our working group’s processes with values of transparency, inclusivity, accountability, listening, acknowledgement of mistakes and power dynamics, willingness to change

last updated: July 16, 2020


Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

Faculty Comittee Members: David Rios (co-chair), Sarah Rothberg (co-chair), Blair Simmons (staff rep), Marianne Petit, Sharon De La Cruz, Daniel Shiffman (Spring)

Adjunct Member: Shindy Johnson

Residents: TBA

Student Members: TBA

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Staff members: Blair Simmons (staff/adjunct faculty) , Paul Longo

Faculty members: Sarah Rothberg, David Rios, Dan Shiffman, Allison Parrish, Pedro Oliveira

Residents: Julie Lizardo, Elizabeth Perez

Student members: Ami Mehta, Christshon David Harris, Jenny Wang

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Staff members: Blair Simmons (staff/adjunct faculty)

Faculty members: Ari Melenciano, Luisa Pereira, David Rios, Matt Romein, Sarah Rothberg, Dan Shiffman

Student members: Julie Lizardo, Elizabeth Perez