Travette Makonnen, Core Staff Member
Mia Loving, Core Staff Member
Orita's Cross Freedom School - a project of Fusion Partnerships - is a youth development program designed to inspire the next generation of society's change makers.
Shannon Winston, Core Staff Member
Austen-Monet McClendon, Education-As-Liberation Fellow
CORE TEAM BIOS
DOING FOR OURSELVES
We realize that the public school systems can't and won't teach our children about their history and culture. The system is set up from a Eurocentric perspective. So we work to correct the lens and center the Black Experience in all modes of learning.
We realize that this is essential in creating a world in which they can see themselves as great without the validation of a system that seeks to keep them oppressed.
We teach self-love and self-acceptance first so they grow up valuing and loving themselves.
Diara Jackson, Core Staff Member