Jane Haugh is a white, cisgender, middle class, middle-aged woman who has lived in the North Country off and on since she was 8 when her parents ran a family camp in St. Huberts. She uses pronouns she/her/hers and has been a full time resident of the park since 2001. She’s raised her children (and hens and veggies) on the banks of the East Branch of the AuSable River while writing for Adirondack Life and other publications outside of the park.
Through involvement in her local public school, she became interested in education, discipline, and diversity and inclusion issues. She holds certifications in Restorative Practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practices, Bethlehem PA, in Social Justice Mediation from UMass Amherst, and in Community Mediation from the Community Mediation Center, Queens NY. She has visited people who are incarcerated in the North Country, and founded writing projects in northern NY supporting incarcerated elders and people serving hard time in solitary confinement. She is part of The Parole Preparation Project and, with her accountability partner, Jeannette Bocanegra (ED of Justice 4 Families) started Bridges to the Land -- an abolition on the land project bringing justice involved youth to paid internships on Adirondack farms. She's also a SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) coordinator for the high peaks region of North Country NY SURJ
Jane's services include Implicit Bias, Social Competency and Undoing Racism workshops, Community Mediation sessions as well as online and in-person Panel Facilitation. She is available for consultation.
Wake The North Country
Wake the North Country is called to do the work of raising the awareness of people living in the North Country to the realities of people who are often considered “other” because of their differing identities. Through trainings, conversations, and deep listening projects our goal is to include everyone in developing a kinder and more inclusive community. Further, in recognition of the fact that the majority of People of Color and Black people living in the North Country, are living behind the walls of our correctional facilities, this project is extended to criminal justice reform in order to humanize the people who are incarcerated and to begin to modify the toxicity of the system for those who work in it as well. Please join us in whatever way you can. We welcome you and are eager to hear your point of view.