Community-based Knowledges and Visions for Racial, Health, and Climate Justice (Host Institution: University of Nevada, Reno)


ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants


Communication Studies and Gender, Race and Identity


The department of Gender, Race and Identity (GRI) at the University of Nevada, Reno pursues the interdisciplinary and intersectional study of identity, difference, and power. The project, “Community-based Knowledges and Visions for Racial, Health, and Climate Justice,” includes a year-long collaborative programming series involving Northern Nevada’s underrepresented communities; implements an undergraduate/graduate colloquium and an undergraduate internship course tied to this programming; and staffs the project through faculty time enabled by a postdoctoral fellowship and a predoctoral fellowship for a recent MA graduate. Planned community partners include: Desert Farming Initiative, Soulful Seeds, Hampton House, Asian Community Development Corporation, Domestic Violence Resource Center, Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Community Health Alliance, Northern Nevada HOPES, Black Wall Street, Reno Bike Project, River Justice, Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, Indigenous Women Hike, Nevada Humanities, Inspire Sierra.