“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who We Are

Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice (TCCPJ) is a non-profit organization that creates collaborative education-based opportunities to center the experiences of People of the Global Majority. TCCPJ catalyzes education and action by encouraging dialogue and building community through conversations, presentations, and art-based investigations. 

TCCPJ believes that it is important to recognize the victims of racial terror violence and share their stories as vital steps toward healing the hurts of history. In so doing, TCCPJ promotes conversations about race and culture in Tarrant County, Texas.

TCCPJ proudly participates in the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) Community Remembrance Project, which memorializes documented victims of racial violence and fosters meaningful dialogue about race and justice.

TCCPJ partners with local organizations that are committed to racial healing in the community.

Our Mission

TCCPJ aims to inspire commitment and action that will bring meaningful repair and healing to communities in Tarrant County.

TCCPJ catalyzes education and action by encouraging dialogue and building community to seek equity through community conversations, community projects, public presentations, and artistic expressions. 

TCCPJ creates a local voice both for those who have been and are targeted for oppression and for those who seek an end to injustice.

TCCPJ encourages self-determination and community sustainability through promoting, developing, and practicing community Initiatives

TCCPJ Board Of Directors

Executive Board Members

Adam W. McKinney, MA

President TCCPJ
Assistant Professor, Classical & Contemporary Dance, Texas Christian University

President, Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice

Co-Founder and Co-Director, DNAWORKS

Co-Founder of TCCPJ

Michael Downs, MA

Assistant Professor/ Chair of History Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

Co-Founder of TCCPJ

The Reverend Sandra Michels, MDiv, STM

Retired Episcopal Priest, Fort Worth

Bradley J. Borougerdi, PhD

Professor of History, Department of Global Studies, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

Co-Founder of TCCPJ

Stephanie Hawkins, MA

Instructor of History Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

Claire Olson, MA, MBA

Owner, Claire Olson Communications, LLC

Cyrus
Crosby

Academic Advisor Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

Jacora
Johnson

Student, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Texas Christian University

Fred
Rouse III

Network Engineer, Endurance Technologies Grandson of Mr. Fred Rouse

Monica deLaGarza

14 years of professional experience in the architecture and construction industries

Executive MBA Candidate-Class of 2022 Texas Christian University

Greg
Kosc, PhD

Lecturer of History Oklahoma State University

Advisory Board Members

Daniel
Banks, PhD

Co-Founder and Co-Director, DNAWORKS

Recipient, 2020 Theatre Communication Group’s Alan Schneider Director Award

Co-Convener, 1012 Leadership Coalition

Whitney
Bullard

Small Business Owner

Co-Founder of TCCPJ

Timeka
Gordon, EdD

Director, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and Community Scholars Program

Texas Christian University

James
Gray

Business Owner

Historian