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I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace 
and Social Justice

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The I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice seeks to continue the mission of Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman by promoting social justice through interdisciplinary education, consultation, and research at the community, state, national, and international levels.

Reverend Newman speaks on the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Under the leadership of the director, Ronald O. Pitner, the Newman Institute is committed to:

  1. Serving as a catalyst and resource for transdisciplinary teaching and advocacy on social justice issues
  2. Pursuing rigorous theoretical and applied research on processes and conditions that create and sustain social justice
  3. Maintaining and sustaining a community-centered focus on outreach to under-served populations in South Carolina
  4. Preparing students in social work and other related disciplines to effect positive social change around social justice issues

Social Media

Please visit the I. Dequincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice page on Facebook. You may view our calendar of events, take a poll, or participate in interactive discussions on a variety of social justice issues. Each month we will focus on a specific issue to discuss. Contact us and let us know if you have some topics you would like to see addressed.

Contact Information

Pitner Ron smallRonald O. Pitner, PhD
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Katrina SpignerKatrina Spigner, PhD
Consultant for Community Engagement
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The Relationship of the Institute to the CollegeThe Institute is situated in the College of Social Work and directed by the current holder of the I. DeQuincey Newman Chair. The Institute was conceived in partnership with the university, the College of Social Work, and interested community groups.

Digital Collection of I. DeQuincey Newman’s Documents

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