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COVID-19 Racial Injustice

Shirley A. Chouinard

Bush Fellowship
24 months

Cambridge, MN — Child welfare workers and family violence advocates have noted that child abuse and family violence—together referred to as family violence—often occur in the same family, but are often addressed separately. During my fellowship, I plan to fuse the arts, culture and social change to engage community partners in three rural Minnesota counties in a fresh and bold dialogue to spur action through the “Collective Impact” model, which uses a systemic, data-driven approach to solving complex community problems. My goal is to develop a family violence prevention prototype through education.