Rutgers-Newark, Community Partners Joins University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions to Explore Racial reparations

Newark, NJ, January 14, 2021 – Rutgers University – Newark, at the invitation of the University of Michigan Center on Social Solutions, has become a partner in a major new grant-funded project sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As part of the foundation’s Just Futures initiative, the center is creating “Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and Universities in Community-Based Reparations Solutions,” a partnership with nine colleges and universities located in cities spanning the eastern half of the United States, north and south, with representation also in the Midwest and Central North regions. Through this project, participating colleges and universities in each city will collaborate with community partners in a public history reckoning designed to yield tangible, community-based racial reparations solutions that reflect the specific histories and contemporary circumstances of each community.