Miller Family Social Action Project
The Miller Family Social Action Project was a program of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute that sought to address social problems resulting from inequitable power arrangements in contemporary culture. Using the precepts of the Relational-Cultural Theory as our guiding philosophy, the Project members worked in collaboration with diverse groups and individuals to develop programs that promote reconciliation, shared power, and mutual respect across culturally stratified relationships.
- Thought Leadership JBMTI Faculty were featured speakers and contributors at International Conference: A Relational-Cultural Approach to Address Violence Against Women and Children-Human Trafficking, organized by Connie Gunderson, a long-time RCT practitioner in Europe. Governmental leaders, academics, and service providers came together to discuss Relational-Cultural Theory and practice-oriented approaches to trafficking and violence prevention and policies. The conference, in April 2012 in Hildesheim, Germany, was sponsored by HAWK University of Applied Sciences, the Center for Interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies, and the European Union Information Center.
- Training & Dialogue Award-winning journalists Christina Robb and Callie Crossley and psychologist-scholar Maureen Walker, Ph.D. presented a colloquium on December 1, 2011, "Getting to the Truths About Race: Reflections on the Politics of Connection in The Help." This dialogue explored the application of RCT and core aspects of connection and dis-connections between African American and white women, with the best-selling book The Help at the center. Excerpts from a new Works in Progress Paper by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. and Christina Robb were presented by the authors at this colloquium. The full paper is now available through WCW Publications. View the video of this event here.
- Direct Engagement We collaborated with Project Hope, a non-profit organization for homelessness prevention and intervention in Roxbury, MA to create a documentary featuring JBMTI Faculty discussing successful outcomes of RCT leadership principles. Project Hope will also pilot a curriculum we are writing that provides guidelines for implementing mutuality and RCT leadership practices in work settings.