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FOUNDATION FOR INTER ETHNIC RESTORATION

FIER [Foundation for Inter-Ethnic Restoration] is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta. Our mission is to provide a safe space for different ethnic communities to collectively and individually address racial trauma, foster inclusive discussions about how it impacts their life and analyze what steps can be taken to begin healing that trauma in themselves and within society. We offer racial trauma counseling and educational resources to local communities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Aid the administrative team with research related to racial trauma, racism, social justice, mental health--namely psychology and sociology. Applicants must be prompt and effective communicators.

Applicants must be comfortable downloading and uploading large quantities of PDFs and articles.

Job Requirements: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Proficient knowledge of Google Suite Proficient knowledge of various Psychology-related databases (including APA, ERIC, PsychARTICLES etc.) If you're interested, please email [Email hidden]

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Location:

PO Box 429, Smyrna, GA 30081, US

Mission Statement

FIER is a non-profit 501c(4) dedicated to providing a safe space for different ethnic communities to collectively and individually address racial trauma, foster inclusive discussions about how it impacts their life and analyze what steps can be taken to begin healing that trauma in themselves and within society. Our goal is to serve as a central hub that brings all existing resources together in order to offer educational material about racial literacy, information to foster inter-ethnic solidarity, and access to a network of professionals dedicated to talking about racial trauma in a cathartic and constructive way. We also offer counseling to people who have experienced racism/hate crimes/discrimination. Ultimately, we'd like to educate the public about racial trauma and help ethnic communities discover that, in the words of Bobby Kennedy, "what unites us is greater than what divides us." Our goal is to alleviate the racial tension across communities.

Description

The Foundation for Inter-Ethnic Restoration was founded amidst the worldwide uproar stemming from COVID-19 xenophobia and the demise of George Floyd that brought life, as we knew it, to a sobering halt revealing the underlying tension that had been prevalent within American society for generations. Over the years, systematic and institutionalized racism has produced numerous incidences of hate crimes and police brutality which has been largely ignored, minimized, denied and invalidated. However, the harsh reality is that minority communities were on the edge of a surreal precipice long before the year 2020.

Consequently, countless minority communities have been struggling with the multi-pronged effects of systemic racism and have suffered tremendously. Research suggests that the effects of recurring experiences with racial trauma can include a reshaping of individuals’ perceptions of themselves, psychological distress, and even suicidal ideation (O’Keefe, Wingate, Cole, Hollingsworth, & Tucker, 2015; Williams, Neighbors, & Jackson, 2003).

Thus, racism in any form, whether it be at the hands of a stranger, a boss, or even an institution, is clearly harmful to one’s mental and physical health and requires concerted actions designed to foster restoration and improvement of one’s quality of life. F.I.E.R., in collaboration with various professionals and mental health experts will attempt to fill the gap by facilitating safe environments for cathartic discussions.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Internet Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Anywhere from 2-3 hours per day.

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