FOUNDATION FOR INTER ETHNIC RESTORATION
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Crisis Support
- Race & Ethnicity
LocationPO Box 429Smyrna, GA 30081 United States
FIER [pronounced "fire"] is an organization dedicated to raising awareness about racial trauma and racial literacy in order to foster better allyship between diverse communities. ***PLEASE NOTE: After applying to volunteer with our organization, please check your email for a follow up link to schedule your interview. Any applicants who do not schedule their interview will have their application considered incomplete. ***
Our name, the Foundation for Inter-Ethnic Restoration, came from our desire to unite different ethnic/racial groups and address racial tension in society. FIER was founded in 2020 amidst the countless protests against police brutality and rampant xenophobia stemming from the COVID 19 pandemic. Our organization seeks to address the following issues:
1) Societal stigmatization of discussions centered around race--a lack of racial literacy that fosters racial gaslighting, racial tension, and racial trauma.
2) The lack of empathy between ethnic communities with regards to one another's lived experiences.
3) The lack of knowledge about how ethnic communities are historically, psychologically and emotionally impacted by all four forms of racism.
4) The absence of an inclusive, safe, validating space for communities to unite, express solidarity and share their experiences with racism, prejudice or race-based violence.
5) A lack of resources for people who struggle with racial trauma following covert or overt violence against their community.
Consequently, the inability to address these issues leaves society in a vicious social cycle of violence, trauma, tension, passivity, then silence.
The Foundation for Inter-Ethnic Restoration is dedicated to breaking that cycle.