WeCount! Center workers celebrating

Consistent with the whole FIU Commons for Justice approach, community engagement is designed to give “space” to community voices concerned with risk and resilience and not restricted solely to narratives but open to expressions through art, poetry, movement, and music.

Our students are integral and important to the project for two reasons; FIU students have a strong connection to the local South Florida region, they often have a unique and fresh perspective on the ongoing research topics.

Goombay festical image

The Mellon “Commons for Justice” (FIU-CfJ) ‘History Exchange’ focuses on addressing the deep racial and ethnic inequities in pre-event disaster exposures and vulnerabilities and in post-event resilience resources and capacities.

FIU Staff and community members recording podcast

These podcasts are a key component in the Local-to-Global element of the project given the multiple ways Indigenous communities have been routinely rendered invisible and/or strategically positioned as disposable peoples worldwide.