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The Social Justice Portal Project is a collaborative think tank that brings together scholars, artists and activists to address the urgent questions of racial and social justice. In 2020–2021, the U.S. and the world experienced multiple crises and confrontations that have forced us to interrogate basic assumptions and answer difficult questions about who we are as a nation, and where we are headed.
Launched in 2021, the Portal Project has convened a large community of thinkers and organizers–through working groups, public programming and artistic offerings–to explore the fundamental questions: How do we journey from injustice to justice? What do “just transitions,” a term borrowed from the climate justice movement, look like? How do we link movement, theory, history and practice in the service of creating a better world? Three critical areas of movement work served as entry points for our discussions: abolition, economic democracy, and climate justice.
We are looking ahead to 2024 for a conference and publication of booklets where many of the ideas and debates from these collaborative and critical dialogues will be shared.