Guest Profile

Dr. Crystallee Crain

Crystallee Crain Ph.D. is a public health scholar and human rights activist. She has academic roots in sociology, political science, and psychology. She specializes in exposing the layers of institutional inequality while supporting communities to shift ways of being and practice to improve life chances by bridging the worlds of art, research, and activism. Crystallee’s body of work represents a collective need to strengthen our responses to violence through transformative means, the need for liberation, and a focus on healing as a revolutionary strategy for change. Crystallee holds academic appointments with California State University – East Bay (Department of Political Science) and Prescott College (Social Justice Studies Department). She’s also the Board Secretary of the Seeding Justice Foundation.

Crystallee is the Founder & Director of Prevention at the Intersections an organization that works to prevent violence through community-based research and people-centered projects. At Prevention at the Intersections, she publishes two open access journals CATALYST and The Beauty of Black Creation. Dr. Crain facilitates trainings with an emphasis on trauma, prevention science, and community capacity-building. Dr. Crain is a Certified Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner & Coach and Hypnotherapist. She specializes in working with women of color and survivors of violence.

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People Centered Project - Families United Against Police Violence

People Center Project - Oakland Listening Sessions