MOCAN is implementing a framework aimed at dismantling the false belief of a hierarchy of human value.
In 2022, MOCAN was honored to become an organization participating in the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). TRHT is a framework developed by the Kellogg Foundation and adopted by AAC&U to support the dismantling of a hierarchy of human value within higher education.
Our work aligns directly with the TRHT framework and provides support and resources to the MOCAN partner institutions, organizations, and associations that address equity in education for BILPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and people of color) students and students from low-income communities across the educational systems in Missouri.
MOCAN’s TRHT goals focus on:
- Creating a positive narrative about race in the community (an inclusive and accurate narrative).
- Promoting racial healing activities on campus and in the community (address the systemic actions and false beliefs in racial hierarchies).
- Erasing institutional barriers to equal treatment (creating actionable and resourced equity plans).
- Preparing the next generation of leaders to build just and equitable communities (increasing the number of diverse administrators and decision makers across K-12 and higher education).
A key component is the Community within the Network, a structure supporting the next generation of leaders in the educational equity arena by bringing together college access and higher education professionals to support their professional trajectories.
This summer MOCAN’s Community within the Network approach will be featured in the forthcoming book “Strengthening Campus Communities Through the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Framework” edited by Dr. Tia McNair.