Jason Craige Harris

Jason is a voice for healing and transformation. He works in a variety of contexts, with a range of constituents, and across industries as well as age groups to promote dignity, equity, and belonging. He brings together insights from diverse fields as a writer, coach, storyteller, and public speaker. Jason holds expertise in anti-oppression education, DEIB strategies, conflict mediation, restorative justice, and leadership development. In all of his work, Jason draws on a deep well of research, practice, and spirituality to lead diverse groups toward greater integrity and compassion.

Jason is a Principal Partner at Perception Strategies and Senior Advisor at Perception Institute, an international consulting firm and research consortium that promotes empirically grounded solutions to gaps in dignity, equity, and belonging in workplaces and their work. In addition, Jason serves as a consultant at Pollyanna, a national organization working to promote racial literacy and cultural competency. He is also the Principal of JCH Consulting LLC.

Jason is the author of “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, released with IndieFlix.

For over a decade, Jason has held senior roles in various organizations. He was a senior administrator at a K-12 Quaker school in New York City, where he oversaw diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, co-led the school’s peace, equity, and justice department, and taught courses and trained teachers across all divisions. Earlier in his career, Jason served as founding co-director and senior editor at Postcolonial Networks, a think tank and research hub focused on the intersection of spirituality and global justice.

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 leadership coach who has trained with Bright Morning Consulting.

Jason also sits on the boards of Inwood Academy (Academic Committee and HR Committee), Hidden Water (Executive Committee and Marketing Committee), and Getting to We. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice and is the Vice Chair of the Programming Committee of the Seeds of Peace Board.

Jason has a 5-month old Cavapoo named Justice and a 16-year-old daughter named Sabrina, both of whom keep him very busy.

“Seeds of Peace is a skills-based organization equipping diverse groups of young people from around the world with desperately needed tools for having transformative dialogues that can change the world. Seeds is raising up the only kind of army I can wholeheartedly endorse—with foot soldiers armored by empathy, outfitted in compassion, possessed by a desire for a world without violence.”