Restorative History and Community Engagement Fellow
This is not a world in which the traumatic legacy of the brutalities of dehumanization have been erased from the historical record. Rather, it is a world in which the ideology of White supremacy has been deconstructed in order to provide platforms that provide opportunities for the centering of marginalized and minoritized voices. This centering involves the creation and facilitation of spaces where dialogue and narrative change occurs across all institutions with persons of all backgrounds.
An equitable and just world is one where the barriers between the academic space and the community it serves cease to exist. It recognizes the value in the previously devalued and allows for the positioning of oneself to assist in the repair of relationships in service of the nation and the world.
To bring about an equitable and just world, the mission of the JMJ Program is to foster narrative change, build peace, advocate for human rights, and promote racial and social justice in the United States and the world through a recognition of the historical and modern impacts of systemic and systematic racism.
We foster narrative change by reframing the relationship of the past to the present and the future. We create accessible platforms for the exploration of history through digital humanities and media-based approaches.
We build peace by cultivating collaboration across institutions and community engagement.
We advocate for human rights in our scholarship and in our practice. We focus our research and practice on:
Anti-racism and Decolonization
Justice and Equity (that looks like racial, economic, political, educational, etc.)
Peace and Human Rights (Kingian)
We promote racial and social justice in the United States and across the world through direct action by building and supporting communities to have their voices heard.