Community. Education. Policy.
01 / EQUITY
The Goldman Institute's goal is to bridge the gap between academia, policy, and the general public. By connecting these worlds, we can ensure equity for marginalized and oppressed people in society and culture through active engagement on the local, national, and international level.
02 / RESEARCH
One of the key assets for change is knowledge. The Goldman Institute's primary objective is to train everyday people to become researchers in their communities. Since now, the 'Ivory Tower' of academia has impeded the process. The Goldman Institute is tasked by providing the tools to create scholars to tackle issues in their communities, without the burden of debt.
03 / EDUCATION
Education is our top priority. We achieve this through weekly study groups, workshops, and publishing our research through reports, book reviews, and interviews. The way we achieve this is not through the conventional peer-review journal but by the medium of text, audio, and video. Keeping with our mission to equity, we want to disseminate our ideas for everyone to access.
MEET THE GOLDMAN INSTITUTE
The Goldman Institute was established in 2017 in reaction to the changes in society and culture. We felt there has been a great disconnect and people were not engaging each other in constructive ways. The animosity among people have turned to either complete disregard for the other's perspective or even violence. We felt there is a better way, critical thinking.
Thinking critically is not the first thing to come to a person's mind when they think of conflict resolution. But by asking questions how a person understands the world, personalizes an idea. It shapes communication. Teaching people how to think critically is the first crucial step to create the researchers and scholars of the future.
Through weekly study groups, workshops, reports, podcasts, and vlogs, we hope to reach out you. Since January 2020, the Goldman Institute has held weekly study groups, Goldman's HQ at Bloomcraft in Pittsburgh, PA. The study group was designed to fine-tune critical thinking skills and methodologies to conceptualize the issues in society and culture.