Community organizer, activist and youth-violence prevention advocate Barbara L. Jones is a lifelong Detroiter and a faculty instructor at Wayne State University, where she teaches Social Justice Activism for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program. Barbara serves as a WSU Community Dispute Resolution Specialist, and has trained mediator credentials approved by the State Court Administrative Office of Michigan.
Barbara is the Program Director for the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, a WSU program that helps diverse high school youth from southeast Michigan learn peace and conflict resolutions skills. This program covers a wide array of subjects, including civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, race relations, negotiation, leadership, diplomacy and social justice, among others.
Barbara earned a B.S. in Mass Communications from Rochester College and a M.A. degree in Conflict/Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University. She is the mother of two, Charmaine and Conte, and she has three grandchildren who currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.
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