Social Justice & Community Organizing

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:

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

Rev. Vahisha Hasan
Holly Roach

Holly Roach

Scholar Activist & Program Director of SJCO Certification Program

Holly Roach Knight is a long-time social justice organizer and recent recipient of a master’s degrees in social justice & community organizing from Prescott College and a master’s degree in contemplative education from Naropa University. She studies conflict in social change and is developing a body of work around navigating harm and repair in the organizing process. As a systems thinker for social change, Holly challenges us to learn from our organizing and consider how interconnected we are.
More About Holly
Rev. Vahisha Hasan
Laurita Ciceron

Laurita (Lo) Ciceron

Principal Investigator

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.

More About Lo
James Lee
James Bradly Lee III

James Bradley Lee III

Certification Program Outreach

James Lee is a community advocate for the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center. Since 2019, James has worked with the Greenspon Center on a number of affordable housing initiatives as he works to expand access to affordable housing in Charlotte and prevent displacement in Grier Town, specifically, and in Mecklenburg County, as a whole.
More About James
Images sourced from by Valiant Made