The Institute for Research on Trauma and Resilience has been founded to advocate on behalf of survivors and descendants of survivors of genocide, eugenics, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity and earth’s ecosystems.
While our scope is broad, currently we are actively engaged with the Black Mesa community located within the Navajo Nation and have arranged several events promoting Navajo/Diné traditions, particularly through weavings and craft-making.
Our work with the Diné is multifaceted, as we are assisting in various projects, including, but not limited to public educational outreach, organizing events around Southern California, where the Diné share their stories, and have the opportunity to sell their art-work.
The planned educational programs we arrange in Southern California include the impact of eugenics, ethnic cleansing, and genocide on today’s socio-economic landscape in tandem with local graduate students trained as our ambassadors.
We are cooperating with local as well as national companies and institutions to fundraise for our projects within the organization. Currently, the only costs that need to be covered for the organization are bank fees ($15/monthly) and annual website fees (c. $200) otherwise, >99% of all donations go towards the people that we assist.