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Jerica Arents

Jerica Arents is a peace activist, facilitator, and educator based in Chicago. She teaches courses on activism, social movement theory, whiteness studies and transnational solidarity in the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies program. She is a 2018 recipient of DePaul University's Excellence in Teaching Award. Her ongoing interests center on racism and its connection to state violence, both here in the U.S. and abroad. She has worked in solidarity with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, as well as survivors of torture in Chicago. Jerica is a member of Witness Against Torture, a campaign to close the prison at Guantánamo and end U.S.-sponsored torture worldwide. She facilitates anti-oppression workshops and nonviolent direct action trainings. ​

Jerica is currently working on her PhD in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship.