The North Carolina Peace and Economic Justice Program helps identify and counteract discrimination, trauma, and violence toward groups and individuals, specifically youth of color. The program creates a safe space where young people can share personal and cultural stories. This form of social connectivity develops and enhances critical thinking, active listening, communication and social leadership. The work uplifts minds to seek peaceful and innovative solutions to local problems.
The North Carolina State Legislature’s approach to education, voting rights, economic sustainability, poverty, healthcare and the criminal justice system perpetuate institutional inequality. This approach oppresses, marginalizes and restricts the most vulnerable--young people, women, people of color and poor people. We work to build a community of young people working for social peace and economic justice through grassroots advocacy projects. We identify local problems and uplift peaceful alternatives in order to influence local decision makers and raise economic equality. Below you can read articles and access resources relating to the program's work.