I’m happy to share that I’ve obtained a new certification: SafeZone Train-the-Trainer from The SafeZone Initiative! I am happy to be supporting our most vulnerable in our communities. With this certification, I am able to fully and confidently train others within their workplace on LGBTQ+ inclusion topics. The facilitators, Kayden and Lori gave me a […]
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The Emmett Till Scholar program was launched on January 9th, 2023. The program is designed to teach students how to engage and facilitate dialogues on race while thinking critically about their own racial socialization according to Harro’s Cycle of Socialization and recognizing how others come to understand their own race stories. January 9th – 13th, […]
I organized the 2023 MLK Assembly for Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). The program opened with a beautiful rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” sung by the IMSA Choir. My close colleague and DEI partner gave a land acknowledgement, which is now becoming a custom that I’ve started for our DEI programs. It’s […]
Women of the Movement, a story about the mother of Emmett Till and her fight for justice after his brutal murder, premiered Thursday on ABC and today on Hulu. Many of you might know, but if not, I’m a cousin of Emmett Till. So this was an important moment for me and my family. Seeing the first two episodes got me thinking about Black women in the media – the stories we tell and stories told about us.