Progressive Alliance & Coalition Building
Whether Brown students are tackling questions of social justice intellectually, in the field, or everywhere in between, they are well known for their commitment to social justice. Brown has students studying critical race theory while organizing for labor rights on campus. Institutions like the Third World Center and the Swearer Center serve as reminders of our community’s commitment to justice on campus and beyond. Jenny and Bryan believe that coalition building is a lacking element in their community that can build stronger organizations, stronger visions, and stronger people. For their Blueprint, they’ll be coordinating a weekend of discussions and workshops called Converge for Change that will start up conversations on intersectionality and build alliances across individual and organizational boundaries. Converge for Change will address a lack of inclusion within community organizing circles. It will foster much-needed dialogue around bringing a more diverse array of ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds to organizing at Brown University.