Jason Craige Harris is a Partner at Perception Strategies LLC and a Senior Advisor at Perception Institute. Jason is a leading voice for organizational healing and societal transformation. As a mediator, educator, circle keeper, and strategic advisor, he consults in a variety of contexts, with a wide range of constituents, across industries, including government, business, media, nonprofit, education, and religion, to promote compassion, justice, and belonging. Jason brings together insights from diverse fields such as neuroscience and social psychology; diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; anti-oppression education; conflict mediation; restorative justice; dialogue facilitation and group process; transformative coaching; leadership development; and spiritual guidance.
For over a decade, Jason has held senior roles in various organizations. He was a senior administrator at a K-12 Quaker school in NYC where he oversaw diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, co-led the school’s peace, equity, and justice department, and taught courses at the intersection of ethics, history, critical theory, human rights, and religious studies. Earlier in his career, Jason served as founding co-director and senior editor at Postcolonial Networks, a think tank and research hub focused on global justice, religious communities, and intellectual activism.
Jason is the author of the following pieces: “The Paradox of Isolation” (Friends Journal), “Between Love and Truth––Navigating Racial Conflict Using Restorative Justice” (CSEE), and “Black or Bruised” (AMBO). He also serves as the Social Impact Producer for Scilla Andreen’s new documentary RACE, slated for release in January 2022 with IndieFlix.
Jason holds a BA (honors) in religion and African American Studies from Wesleyan University, where he was a fellow at both the Center for the Humanities and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program, and a MA (summa cum laude) in religion, ethics, and cultural studies from Yale Divinity School, where he was a Marquand Merit Scholar and Extended Year Program Fellow. Jason is certified in conflict mediation as well as trauma-informed restorative justice and circle keeping by Planning Change. He is also a certified Narrative 4 facilitator as well as a coach who has trained with Bright Morning Consulting.
Jason sits on the boards of Inwood Academy, Seeds of Peace, Hidden Water, and Getting to We. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice.