knox co incarceration collective
THE EAST TENNESSEE
PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER
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.