Class XVI (2018-2019)

4. Raina Fox

Sponsor Club: Stillwater Sunrise, Minnesota, USA, District 5960

Host Club: Bribie Island, District 9600

Raina Fox has been doing grassroots social justice and peacebuilding work for a decade in the United States, India, Hong Kong, Morocco, and beyond. 

After working at museums and non-profits using arts and storytelling to manage trauma and advance social justice with diverse communities in the Twin Cities, Washington DC, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Bhuj, India, she earned her Masters in Public Humanities from Brown University, where she focused on transitional justice, memory politics and civic engagement. For the past three years, she has led programs and partnerships at Millennium Campus Network, a non-profit based in Boston, USA, that partners with United Nations and other agencies to unite, train, and recognize undergraduates students working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals on campuses across the globe. She has additionally worked as an Associate dialogue facilitator with Public Conversations Project (now called Essential Partners), based in Cambridge, USA, to facilitate dialogues within communities experiencing conflict. 

Having experienced some of the complexities of advancing social change at the grassroots - both in her own work and supporting people around the world from Liberia to Pakistan  to Haiti - she hopes to use her experience as a Peace Fellow to explore the systems that govern, shape, prohibit, and/or support the development and redevelopment of healthy societies. She is particularly passionate about ensuring that those most marginalized in societies- including women, LGBTQIA+, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and others - are at the center of policies, education, and civil society initiatives for peacebuilding and social justice.