James D. Height, Jr. is the Executive Director for the Dorothy I. Height Institute for Peace and Justice. James is pursing a Bachelors Degree in Religion and a Minor in Political Science from Morehouse College. James is currently involved on campus and serves as the Co-Chair for the Morehouse College Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a board member for the Morehouse College Improvement Committee, and the off campus he works with the State of Texas Department for Health and Human Services Commission and has aided in developing curriculum for children ages 1 - 8.
Contact Information: Executive Director Email: Jheight@Julienserranooneil.com Phone:
Dorothy I. Height Institute for Peace and Justice
Institute Background: Founder & President Julien M. Serrano-O’Neil at a very young age, saw the many injustices taking place in America whether it be high incarceration rates of African Americans who are unjustly sentenced, social justice issues, violence and war, and so many other injustices and negative impacts on world peace because of this the institute was created to develop and promote peace and justice through initiatives and partnerships.
Institute Mission: The Dorothy I. Height Institute for Peace and Justice mission is to work, study, and practice peacebuilding, prison reform, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative programs, training, service and research.
Institute Objectives: The Dorothy I. Height Institute for Peace and Justice works to promote peace and Justice for all. Established to create an inclusive, caring and respectful environment within our community. Including criminal justice, alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution, international justice & human rights, transitional justice, war, gender, and peacebuilding as well as conflict transformation to integrate peace studies into community organizations, businesses, etc. ultimately affecting the way people in these industries will handle conflict in their work. Promote peace and justice events and activities through sponsorships and collaborations with community and student groups. Facilitate conversations on campus and in the community about peace, conflict resolution, human rights, race, and privilege. Host nationally known experts in peace and justice studies as speakers and scholars in residence. In partnership with the Institute of Experiential Education to provide students with hands-on experiences such as internships and service-learning opportunities to give practical meaning to the theories of peace building. Offer workshops and courses for business, government, nonprofit, and community organizations.