Social Justice Education Program Staff
Director - Relando Thompkins-Jones (He/Him/His)
Relando Thompkins-Jones joined Grand Valley State University as its inaugural Social Justice Educator/Coordinator in July 2016. He works with students, faculty, and staff in institutions of higher education on college campuses, as well as with community groups, and secondary schools creating, planning, and implementing experiential activities and projects that advance diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. He holds a Bachelors in Social Work from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan, and a Masters in Social Work from the University in Michigan in Ann Arbor.
GRADUATE STUDENT - Alhaji Karim (HE/HIM/HIS)
Alhaji Musah Karim is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration and serves as the Graduate Assistant for Social Justice Education to assist in training, education and development here at Grand Valley. He has a deep interest in conversations concerning inclusion, social justice education, advocating for minoritized student identities and ensuring equal treatment of all individuals. He is originally from Ghana, West Africa and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana in May 2016