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Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Youth Advocate Barbara L. Jones

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Collections by Michelle Brown

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Barbara L. Jones, is a lifelong Detroiter and community activist, organizer and youth-violence prevention advocate.
She is the Community Dispute Resolution Specialist and Faculty Instructor for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Wayne State University.
Barbara mentors and advocates for the youth in Detroit and in the metro Detroit area in a variety of capacities in schools and with organizations. She is the Program Director for the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, a program that delivers expertise training in a higher learning academic setting that provides high school youth development services that focus on civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, diversity, civil rights, race relations, negotiation, leadership, international affairs, diplomacy, social justice, and crucial life skills with the overarching theme and tools of how to teach students to individually and collectively foster peace within their own schools and communities.
She has worked with The Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership as a housing coordinator and served as a caregiver for legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs the final years of her life. The Boggs Center is a non-profit center founded in 1995 by friends and associates of James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs to honor and continue their legacy as movement activists and theoreticians.

Barbara also has over 22 years of broadcast media advertising and marketing experience. 

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