We were founded in 2017 after students suggested the activities that the founder facilitated in class were transformative and could benefit communities outside of higher education. After a year of stakeholder and design meetings and grant writing, The Justice Fleet was created. The first exhibit, Radical Forgiveness, was built using $8,000 in grant money. Since then we have grown to three complete exhibits (Radical Forgiveness, Radical Imagination, and Transfuturism). We are in the process of beginning our 4th exhibit build, a Grief Garden, which is a safe, public, green space for communities to grieve via horticulture therapy following instances of systemic injustice. Up next, Revolutionary Masculinity & Black Girl Magic, spaces to interrogate and celebrate gender expression at the intersection of race futurity!
The original exhibit was housed inside of a box truck that was donated in kind. However, since COVID-19, we have become fully-pop-up as we work towards the reveal of The Justice Fleet 2.0, which will encompass community grant giving, an educational platform, retreats, and a fleet of mobile experiences housed in RVs powered by the sun! The Justice Fleet has been recognized for our work in various major news outlets. We are the recipient of 11 grants and four national awards.
The Justice Fleet Museum is a mobile network of experiences that foster healing through art, dialogue, and play.