The Hub’s launch event served as a way to foster social connection and initiate partnership. One of the goals of the Hub is to collaborate across disciplines to develop innovation in research that attends to the causes and consequences of inequity for greater social and systematic impact. Jasmine and Erin kicked off the event acknowledging the shared commitment by the community in the room to the goals of the Hub. These faculty and scholars have demonstrated their investment in supporting and conducting research that address inequities in the learning, development, identity, behavior, mental health, access to resources, and life opportunities for historically marginalized groups. Charlton McIlwain, Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development and Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging and Professor of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities, shared these sentiments and reinforced the need for an interdisciplinary research hub at Steinhardt. They hope to see further investment from Steinahrdt to ensure faculty and scholars from groups historically underrepresented in the academy are supported and given opportunities to thrive.