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Vivian Nixon

Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship

Vivian D. Nixon is Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship (CCF), a nonprofit dedicated to helping women with criminal convictions earn college degrees. As a formerly incarcerated woman and CCF program graduate, Rev. Nixon is uniquely positioned to lead the movement to ensure that justice-involved women and their families have a better future. She is a Columbia University Community Scholar and a recipient of the John Jay Medal for Justice, the Ascend Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, the Soros Justice Fellowship, and is a 2017 honoree of the New York Women’s Foundation. Rev. Nixon is currently an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at Columbia University.

Vivian joined us for our virtual Roundtable convening “Examining Justice Reform and the Social Contract in the United States: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.”

Work
Suppressing Education to Silence Resistance: An American Tradition in Black Lives