A North Carolina based multigenerational Black women-led cultural Arts and organizing tribe, and recipients of the prestigious Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship leads the Harm Free Zone Movement. The notoriety of this fellowship has catapulted SpiritHouse into national prominence and has placed their visionary leadership at the forefront of catalytic social movements.
Forward Justice works with and supports SpiritHouse in strategic thinking and development of creative strategies to infuse and develop Harm Free Zone principals in policy, advocacy, and organizing tactics.
For instance, SpiritHouse, Forward Justice, and Durham for All co-developed the Transformative Justice League. A visionary and novel collaboration centered in Harm Free Zone principals that supported a team of formerly incarcerated people or justice involved leaders who would assist in shaping the development of a ‘First 100 Days’ plan with the recently elected Durham District Attorney and Sheriff. This pilot program will set the stage for a scalable and replicable model of what we now term as a co-governance model for community collaboration and accountability.