CANDACE

​CRUM-HESS

TYLER

​WALL

DREW KRIKAU

facilitator

​knoxville homeless

​collective

Krystal Gourley

facilitator

​knox co incarceration collective

HERMAN RUDD

amplifier

distributor

TERRY WRIGHT

amplifier

distributor

RICKY THOMPSON

amplifier

​distributor

MARK

​BROWN

MICHELLE

​CHRISTIAN


secretary:

ANAGHA

​UPPAL

OUR BOARD

OUR STAFF

THE EAST TENNESSEE

​PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER

CHUCK JOHNSON

amplifier

​distributor 

EDDIE YOUNG

founder 

executive director

OUR HISTORY​   


Executive director, Eddie Young founded Redeeming Hope Ministries in November of 2009. This organization’s vision was the holistic transformation of the marginalized and homeless of Knoxville.

 

At the end of 2014, Young looked to apply this vision in a broader and more practical way, while pivoting the genesis of power.


Building on the success of The Knoxville Homeless Collective, this holistic transformation or this “pursuit for social justice,” would no longer be the efforts of those in positions of privilege and power, (no matter how well-intentioned) but would become the work of the collectively organized, trained and mobilized people in our community from a grassroots approach.

 

In March of 2015, Redeeming Hope officially became The East Tennessee Peace and Justice Center.