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March 7, 2017
The Clement A. Price Institute and the Office of the Chancellor seek a dedicated and interdisciplinary group of five students for the 2017-2018 inaugural class of the Amiri Baraka Fellows Program. The class will comprise both undergraduate (rising juniors and seniors) and graduate (masters and precandidacy PhD) students.
Over the course of a nine-month academic year, the Baraka Fellows will attend a series of seminars through which they will learn about the challenges and possibilities of civic work in Newark and will design and execute a public project that leverages their unique skills and interests to promote the continued viability of local Newark communities. Each Baraka Fellow will receive a $3,500 stipend, at least $500 of which will be dedicated to the planning and implementation of the public project.
The Amiri Baraka Fellows Program will foster new generations of scholars and artists dedicated to the perpetual work of building a more humane and just city. The Fellows will leverage their creative and intellectual skills to the transformation of local communities in Newark, breaching bulwarks that have traditionally separated academic and community-based work and helping RU-N fulfill its mission as a university dedicated to the anchoring of local communities, their cultural foundations, and their civic infrastructures.
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