Northeastern University School of Law - Community Fellow - Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

18 Aug 2023 2:51 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Community Fellow for its Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.


The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project, founded in 2007, is the pioneer and premier academic program that examines current racial inequities through the lens of history and seeks creative reparative justice. CRRJ investigates, publicizes, and remediates cases of racial homicides during the period of 1930 and 1954. In 2022, CRRJ launched a publicly available digital Archive of 1,000 cases of racial violence in the Jim Crow South. CRRJ is a project of the Center for Law, Equity and Race at Northeastern University School of Law.

CRRJ seeks to expand its work with historically harmed communities by providing them meaningful access to the Archive and by facilitating community-based research. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to utilize the Archive and interact with experts, journalists and others who are focusing on historical racism in the US and seeking avenues for redress.

The Community Fellow will have an opportunity to undertake the following activities:

  • 1.  Build a project of their choosing based on the Archive.
  • 2. Design, manage, and execute CRRJ’s community-based programs associated with the history that is the subject of the Archive, including convenings, educational programming in the humanities and arts, exhibitions. Such community-based projects include renaming streets to memorialize victims of racial terror killings; promoting arts projects on this topic; engaging public officials; and hosting commemorative events.
  • 3.  Promote strong collaborative relations with CRRJ’s and CLEAR's non-academic partner organizations.

This is a full-time US based one-year position with opportunity for renewal supported by an external grant. The Community Fellow will be expected to attend meetings and events at Northeastern University in Boston.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in any field or area of study, such as Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Proven track record of at least five years of anti-racist and social justice work and activities at the local, state, or national level, demonstrating the ability to engage and collaborate with community members on different levels.



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