Place and race matter. Communities of color have had traumatic experiences with land and climate due to our nation’s centuries of racist policies and oppressive systems.
Where we live impacts the lives we live and our access to opportunities, and communities of color have been historically and intentionally limited in their choices for where they live, work, and play.
The Center will partner with organizations doing work in the environmental justice and climate change and adaptation sectors to change the landscape for communities of color and the impacts of the built environment on their mental and physical health.
The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit conducts original research to impact policy, change practice and inspire purpose in the areas of preK-16 education equity, criminal justice reform and environmental sustainability. The Center’s research and advocacy are tools for transformational social change and uplifting of the human spirit.