Raina Fox, MA, is Program Partnerships Director at Millenium Campus Network, an international nonprofit supporting college students from around the world who are working to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Raina brings experience working in programs and community engagement at social change nonprofits in India, Hong Kong, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Washington DC, Providence, Chicago, and Boston. Her studies focused on ways that reflection, dialogue, and humanities tools can support human rights, social justice, and civic engagement. She completed her Bachelors in Art History and Cultural Studies from Macalester College and her Masters in Public Humanities from Brown University. Raina is committed to working alongside diverse communities to form creative, intentional and impactful opportunities for personal and social change.
Get to know her:
What's your favorite book and why?
At age ten I read and promptly decided The Giver was my favorite book. In one scene, the protagonist sees color for the first time - a quality no one around him can see- and begins to question all he assumed to be true. As I read it I remember asking myself: what are the experiences I have that no one else does? What do they see that I don't? What surrounds us all that we don't have the capacity to experience? The book also asks questions about the importance of memory, of pain and struggle, and of how we relate to and take responsibility for other humans. I still ask these questions and I still read the book sporadically.
What's something you make?
I like to make handmade cards, for fun and to support social movements in small ways. Recently some friends and I made and sold over 400 handmade linocut cards with 100% proceeds to support the standing rock Sioux tribe.