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Whitney Majors, Mitzi Wilson & RCRC

Social Isolation and Alienation in the Black Community: The Effects of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and Youth Incarceration on Community Bonds and Family Relations

Community Research Expo 2020

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Community Researchers Whitney Major, Mitzi Wilson, and RCRC developed a report and video presentation entitled Social Isolation and Alienation in the Black Community: The Effects of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and Youth Incarceration on Community Bonds and Family Relations for the inaugural Community Research Expo. This work showcases two Black-led intervention strategies that aim to repair the Black community in Louisville, KY.

S.T.E.P.S

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MITZI Safe House for Black Boys (age 12-18yrs)

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Mitzi "Missy" Wilson (she/her/hers)

Missy is very passionate about juvenile justice, ending incarceration, and housing justice. Missy studied at JCTC and was trained in community organizing by Black Lives Matter Louisville. She supports her community through advocacy work and mutual aid. Through the BLML mutual aid program she’s able to nourish others who may not have access to a home-cooked meal. As a Community Researcher at the Root Cause Research Center, she is working on a project that addresses an issue within the Racial Wealth Gap.  

Whitney Majors (she/her/Mrs)

Whitney Major--formerly known as Whitney Whitehead--is the eldest of seven and a mother of three. She recently received her B.A. in Sociology, at Simmons College of Kentucky. She is a scholar and a cosmetologist. She currently works at Simmons assisting faculty and staff with digital learning. As a Community Researcher at the Root Cause Research Center, she is working on a project that addresses an issue within the Racial Wealth Gap.