驻院积极分子 would follow in the footsteps of the late Congressman John 刘易斯 and focus on the many issues facing the community and their collective lack of voice. There are a host of themes both here in Tennessee and on the national front that disproportionately impacts communities of color. 从投票权到监禁率, healthcare and education – communities of color are suffering and the pandemic has only exacerbated the already well-documented gaps. Despite the remarkable economic development dollars flowing into Tennessee, people of color have seen their lives worsen and their access to healthcare and their right to vote increasingly under attack. The Fellow will host and participate in community workshops and teach ins to effectively connect scholarship and practice.
The 约翰·刘易斯社会正义中心 at Fisk University aims to foster and advance a social justice agenda into every sphere of contemporary society. 我们通过严格的研究来做到这一点, 申请奖学金, 艺术文化生产, 以及地方和全球层面的社区参与. 作为校园的知识中心, the center is committed to putting interdisciplinary 的想法 and theories into direct action on the ground.
Educate the public on the most pressing issues related to social justice and racial equity
酝酿的想法, 集体, and programs aimed at bringing systemic solutions to dismantle systems of inequality
人们联系起来, 的想法, and communities towards the advance of social justice and racial equity strategies and initiatives
促进“好烦恼”的各种个人, 积极分子, 组织者, and institutions are getting into be the change we want to see
Produce collaborative high-impact equity and justice-focused scholarship, programming, initiatives
政策 & 政治 Drawing on our university’s deep legacy for producing change agents of political 积极分子 and social movements
艺术 & 文化 我们相信艺术是正义的命脉. Visual 艺术家, musicians, 诗人, and writers have long been the truth-tellers of the moment. The social critics that make us see the world through eyes. 说出那些丑陋的真相. 照亮美丽. 向大众发出号召.
技术、数据和信息 21世纪的司法st 世纪需要认真对待数字世界. 获取技术, 错误信息运动的危害, 数据公正和讲故事, 技术创新, 以及它对缩小种族贫富差距的影响. The center will serve as an incubator to bring together the greatest minds in the arts, 社会科学, and STEM to collaboratively incubate initiatives for justice in the digital age.
业务 & 行业 推动工商业的社会公正议程. 代表，公平，包容. Holding industries accountable to make good on their many promises. Across finance, insurance, sports, healthcare, and technology. Social justice and racial equity is not just for the streets. 行业分析、解决方案. 将这些想法带给行业领导者s.
Fisk University has a long history of fighting social injustice. 从W.E.B. 杜波依斯对美国.S. 众议员约翰·刘易斯, Fisk students have come together to address social problems in their community and across the nation for more than a century. The 约翰·刘易斯社会正义中心 is a continuation of the renowned Fisk Race Relations Institute, 成立于1942年, that shaped many conversations and policies aimed at improving race relations and combating racial injustice in the United States. 成立于2019年, the 约翰·刘易斯社会正义中心 will continue Fisk University’s legacy of producing some of the greatest African American intellectuals, 艺术家, 组织者, 积极分子, 以及世界上的政治领导人.
驻场艺术家 would follow in the footsteps of Fisk’s extraordinary 艺术家, 诗人, 和音乐家(尼基·乔瓦尼), Arna Bontemps, 亚伦道格拉斯, 和菲斯克禧年歌手®, 等.…) all of whom sought to promote social justice through their work. The 艺术 and 文化 Fellow will expand upon the role of the arts as a tool for social justice and its impact on the community. The arts arguably have a unique ability to reflect our biases as well as our aspirations and as such provides a crucial instrument in expanding people's horizons. Fisk’s unprecedented art collection and the GRAMMY-winning Jubilee Singers ensemble enable audiences to experience hardship and injustice but also hope that we can overcome - and create a better world for all. 相应的, the arts/culture Fellow will explore questions like: What does art have the capacity to do? 艺术如何告知或塑造一个人的身份? What role can art play in future social justice struggles”
驻校技师 would focus on developing dashboards and data sets related to African Americans. 这种方法将延续W.E.B. 杜波依斯, who is famous for using data visualization techniques ineffective argumentation and sharing African-American issues with diverse political and social entities. 考虑到人类的隐性偏见(当前数据), we also have implicit bias in these intelligent software tools. Unless the data is analyzed and prepared for social justice and equity, 我们可能会强化现有的偏见，甚至更糟, legitimizing them through the supposed ‘objectivity’ of technology. 因此, machine learning and AI products must be validated for their sensitivity to diversity, 包容, 和道德. The center will assist in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of current machine learning and AI products related to minority populations.