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The Othering & Belonging Institute’s Global Justice Program (GJP) focuses on cross-sectoral themes and bodies of work that connect the local to the global (glocal). The program examines and exposes the structures that contribute to the marginalization of communities at home and worldwide while simultaneously envisioning ways of dismantling such structures to advance a vision of an inclusive, shared destiny and a sustainable world. Our research intentionally promotes structural analysis, policy interventions, and tools that can assist in building marginalized groups' power to influence actions at local, national, and international levels. 

The Global Justice Program is anchored in four key areas of work: Climate Crisis, Displacement, and the Right to Stay; Food Systems, Race, and Corporate Power; Islamophobia; and Global Marginality, Inclusivity, and Legal Mechanisms. Across these areas of work, we develop significant engagements with Global South networks and partners in civil society and social movements on global issues aligned with our vision and mission in order to promote meaningful solidarity toward social change and belonging, and in order to build the infrastructure to popularize belonging worldwide.

Learn more about these four areas: