Founded and co-directed by Dr. Hector Y. Adames and Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, the Immigration, Critical Race, And Cultural Equity (IC-RACE) Lab investigates topics related to immigration, culture, and race in psychology and develops models, programs, and interventions that are designed to promote and support psychological wellness within different Communities of Color. The lab is committed to speaking out against the social injustices that impact Communities of Color, including policies and laws grounded on ethnic and racial hate, disparities in health and education, and the lack of access to resources necessary for individuals’ well-being, dignity, and joy. The lab advocates for social justice through research, scholarship, and clinical practice, by focusing on community and ancestral strengths. The lab also emphasizes mentorship (i.e., from lab directors and peers) and promotes graduate student development by increasing knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary for members to become racially conscious and culturally responsive mental health providers, researchers, scholars, and educators. Through conducting research, engaging with community, and dialoguing on social media, the IC-RACE Lab takes an innovative approach to advancing a strengths-based psychology. In particular, the members of the lab work to promote a psychology that is for the people, by the people, and accessible to the people, as envisioned by our beloved mentor, Dr. Joseph L. White, the Godfather of Black Psychology.
We invite you to learn more about IC-RACE Lab through this website and engage with us on Twitter and Instagram by exploring the hashtag #ICRaceLab.