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Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

The Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium (CRJC) is a partnership between Johnson C. Smith University, UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson and Wales – Charlotte Campus, and Central Piedmont Community College, supported by the Consortium’s selection as a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). Our vision is 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 toward truth, racial healing, and transformation.


The CJRC has five main goals:

  • Understand, recognize, and work towards healing the separation in Charlotte’s segregated past and present.
  • Embrace a more comprehensive narrative on race.
  • Build respectful and trusting relationships among diverse members of our university and Charlotte communities.
  • Develop student, staff, and faculty leaders who facilitate truth-telling, racial healing, and transformation.
  • Transform the language and culture of race and racism on our campuses and in the Charlotte community. 


There are two main components of this initiative in the 2020-2021 academic year:

  1. The first is a Charlotte Racial Equity Leadership Fellows program. Six students from each campus will be selected to participate in a year-long reflection on Charlotte’s history of racism and its connection to each university/college while exploring racial equity and developing leadership skills. The fellowship will culminate in unique, student-led projects on the three campuses designed to foster truth, racial healing, and transformation.
  2. The second component includes Racial Healing Circles, which will rotate monthly between our campuses starting in August.

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