Social Justice & Community Organizing
Our goal is to deepen and broaden Social Justice and Community Organizing (SJCO) capacity in Charlotte. We offer three paths for engaging with our social justice education programs:
- Community programs, panels and trainings that are open to the public.
- A 14-week Certification in Social Justice and Community Organizing Program.
- Community-based participatory research that listens to and honors the experience of our Charlotte organizers and activists, past and present.
Our early Greenspon Center social justice work achieved significant successes in the realms of affordable housing, criminal justice, and restorative justice. To learn about our past wins, explore the following: Our Past Wins & Work, Affordable Housing, Immigrant Justice, Criminal Justice, Truth and Reconciliation, and Environmental Justice.
Meet Our Social Justice Team
Scholar Activist & Program Director of SJCO Certification Program
Laurita (Lo) Ciceron
The Listening Project
Laurita Ciceron is the Principal Investigator for The Listening Project, a two year community-based participatory research initiative. She graduated from the University College London with a Masters in Social Policy and Social Research. Lo Ciceron is a first generation Haitian American and a Charlotte native with a passion for research and social justice.