Launched in fall 2020, Student Learning to Advance Truth and Equity (IAAR-SLATE) is an initiative led by the Institute of African American Research to engage undergraduates in a critical understanding of race, racism, and racial equity, especially as they concern African Americans.  We aim to create a dynamic, robust and transformative environment that centers learning through evidence-based, interdisciplinary and community-engaged ways of knowing about the persistence and impact of racial categorization and inequality as well as struggles for racial justice as essential issues of our times. Focusing on these topical areas, IAAR-SLATE provides students with novel learning opportunities through three program components: research, coursework, and community-led experiences.