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The mission of the Beck Research Initiative for Women, Gender and Community (BRI) at DePaul University is to promote community-based programs and research that inform the prevention of, and intervention in, gender-related oppressions. Our staff and DePaul University faculty and students work with community members to affect social change through social policy, advocacy and community development.

The Beck Research Initiative for Women, Gender and Community seeks to:

  • Prevent and intervene in gender-related oppressions
  • Document, collect, and make public the contributions of individuals whose lives reflect previously untold experiences and unrecorded resilience
  • Engage the community by strengthening and expanding partnerships with individuals and organizations committed to social justice and the eradication of gender-related oppressions
  • Integrate the BRI participatory action research model into course-based curricula at DePaul University