The W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) is a black-led national, non-profit with a diverse team of bold visionaries, working to transform the notion of what justice means in a country with the history that we share. This is done through challenging racial hierarchy and the social control of communities of color by the justice sector and other public systems, BI employs strategies and tactics to establish a community centered approach of justice re-imagination that is anchored in structural well-being. BI uses the term Structural Well-Being strategically, as it represents a reimagined system of public policies, institutional and inclusive practices, cultural representations, and other norms that work to strengthen families, communities and individual well-being for positive life outcomes. This notion is in direct
contrast to the nation’s current operational framework of structural racism.