The Justice Talks - Civic Reflection Series is a unique discussion and reflection on civic engagement that brings together all AmeriCorps members serving in Rhode Island. Justice Talks uses readings, images and videos to engage members in deep, productive conversation about issues that impact their daily lives and service.
Over several weeks, Justice Talks creates a space for all AmeriCorps programs to come together and get to know each other. Groups spend each week talking about different topics such as: values, identity, community, belonging, conflict, social change, and collective action. Empowering a group of individuals to see their impact in a large group setting helps AmeriCorps members stay motivated and engaged in their communities.
Justice Talks would not be possible today without the partnership of the Providence College Feinstein Institute for Public Service, the CNCS State Office, and Serve Rhode Island. Initially brought from the Center for Civic Reflection to Rhode Island by staff of the former RI Service Alliance (now known as Serve Rhode Island) and the RI Council for Humanities, Justice Talks celebrated its 10th year in 2017. Justice Talks participation is open to current AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps VISTAs only at this time.