"Dear NW Citizen, Do you have any citizen journalists who write abut issues of race? I could! Vernon Damani Johnson Ralph Munro Institute of Civic Education Western Washington UniversityIce Cold
Vernon Damani Johnson
Commenter • Member since Aug 18, 2017
Damani Johnson been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Western Washington University since 1986. As a scholar-activist he was on the advisory committee to the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Presidential Campaign in Washington state in 1988. He subsequently served on the Steering Committee of the Washington State Rainbow Coalition from 1988-92. When the militia movement swept into the Northwest in the 1990s, Dr.Johnson helped to found the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, and he chaired its board of directors from 1997-2000. He was President of the Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity, a regional human rights organization, from 2000-2003. He currently is the Director of the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education at Western Washington University.