Advocacy and activism is always a grind if you’re doing it right. That’s even more true when you fight for controversial changes to America’s public education system. But people of color take special abuse for advocating “reforms” that are unpopular with the education establishment.
Naomi Shelton, a member of the D.C. Public Charter School Board joins host Citizen Stewart on episode 5 of the ‘Education Is Power Broadcast’, to discuss “advocating while black” and the unique challenges it entails.
You do not want to miss the episode that spawned hashtags like #HushWhenMyAncestorsSpeak and #WeGotTimeToday.
Watch the full video and share your own thoughts on what it looks like for black folks to have a seat at the table in reforming our education system.