Student Fellows’ Opportunity for Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

​​Central Piedmont has joined with UNC-Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, and Johnson and Wales University to create the Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium (CRJC).

“The vision of the CRJC is to work towards a Charlotte community that understands its history of race and racism, believes in our shared humanity, embraces a more comprehensive narrative on race, and develops faculty, staff, and student leaders who work across our campuses towards truth, racial healing, and transformation. A key component of our TRHT Campus Center is the Racial Justice Fellows program, which empowers students on each campus to work towards this vision by building a skillset that can help to dismantle racism and achieve racial equity. Each campus will hire six Fellows to work on this project for the academic year 2020-2021.”
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The Student Fellows’ two main priorities will be to research the racial history of Charlotte, with a special focus on Central Piedmont Community College (or whichever institution the Fellow attends), and leading the Racial Healing Circle programs. Students will receive training on research, presenting, and facilitating deliberative dialogues; among learning other skills and receiving support.
For their work students will be compensated with stipends which will total $2,000 for the entire year (fall 2020 – spring 2021). Applications are open now, and will close October 2nd with interviews taking place the week of October 5th.
Questions? Please contact Justin.Knoll@cpcc.edu or Kelvin.Chege@cpcc.edu.

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