#Building Power: Grassroots Education Advocacy with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar with Special Guest Helen Moore, Keep the Vote, No Takeover Coalition (Detroit. MI)

Please tune in today for #BuildingPower: Grassroots Education Advocacy with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar. Today Zakiya is speaking with Helen Moore, Keep the Vote, No Takeover Coalition (Detroit. MI)Helen Moore has been a life-long advocate and warrior for the children of Detroit, beginning with her days as a State of Michigan Social Worker and continuing with Black Parents for Quality Education and The Keep the Vote No Takeover Coalition. She is also a member of Detroit’s Council of Elders. Ms. Moore educates her community on school district policy, student rights, and other education-related legal issues and parental involvement efforts. Tune in to learn more about her activism.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Zakiya spoke with Helen Moore, a life-long advocate and warrior for the children of Detroit, beginning with her days as a State of Michigan Social Worker and continuing with Black Parents for Quality Education and The Keep the Vote No Takeover Coalition. She is also a member of Detroit’s Council of Elders. Ms. Moore educates her community on school district policy, student rights, and other education-related legal issues and parental involvement efforts.

Zakiya Sankara-Jabar is the National Director of Activism at brightbeam, the parent organization of Citizen Ed. She is the co-founder of Racial Justice NOW! and most recently served as the National Field Organizer at Dignity in Schools Campaign. Zakiya came to organizing, advocacy, and policy work organically as a parent pushing back on harmful school discipline policies that disproportionately impact Black students and their families. Zakiya's organizing and advocacy acumen has led to significant policy changes at the local and state level in the state of Ohio. Since then, Zakiya has worked in communities all across the country sharing tools, strategies, and skills with Black parents to shift education policy and practice. Zakiya has been named to the inaugural #Power50 leadership fellowship for women of color with Community Change and the Community Activist Fellowship with Wayfinder Foundation. Zakiya is a preeminent thought leader in racial and education justice and has received numerous awards. In her free time, Zakiya enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.

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