Friends of CSSJ support the Center's efforts to foster deeper understandings about the issues of justice, human rights, and freedom today. By becoming a Friend of the Center, your generosity will allow CSSJ to continue to convene innovative scholarly and community education programs that encourage conversation and reflection on the history of slavery and contemporary issues of bondage. We invite you to join the Friends with a tax-deductible donation. As part of your annual membership, CSSJ Friends receive:
- Mailings of CSSJ reports and exhibition catalog publications
- Email invitations to special events including Family Weekend and Commencement
- Invitations to local and regional events
From the Friends of CSSJ Co-founders, Ann Coles ’63 and Tom Bale ’63:
We were both involved in the civil rights movement as Brown students in the 60’s. The Rev. John Crocker and Professor Peter McGrath taught us about social justice and strategies of protest against unjust laws. This experience shaped our professional careers through the years. The development of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice rekindled our desire to join Brown’s continuing effort to be true to the human complexities of its past while holding out the promise of a more inclusive and just community on campus and beyond.
The work of the Center is part of the distinctive mission of Brown and helps to make our University unique. We urge you to join with us and become a Friend of the Center.