The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $5M grant to the Center for Social Solutions (CSS) and nine institutional partners as part of the Foundation’s ‘Just Futures’ initiative. Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and Universities in Community-based Reparations Solutions, emerges from the Center’s focus on slavery and its aftermath and is informed by three generations of humanistic scholarship and what that scholarship suggests for all seeking just futures.

The Crafting Democratic Futures (CDF) Project is a three-year initiative that will bring together colleges and universities around the country with communities to develop suggestions for racial reparations solutions. The Center will undertake the ambitious and timely project in concert with eleven additional partners:

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Crafting Democratic Futures is proud to collaborate with several institutions from across the country for this groundbreaking project.

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