The following lecture was part of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education’s (IUME) Colloquium at Teachers College, Columbia University in March, 2016

In my close work with the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD), I co-founded and co-facilitate the Uhuru Youth Scholars program where high school youth gain high school and college credit to conduct participatory action research. This documentary follows the Uhuru Youth Scholars across the country from Oakland to NYC as they presented their research exploring the continuing impact of colonization on black youths’ perceptions of beauty, school curriculum, and conditioning by the popular mass media.

In 2012, I was invited as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota to give a TEDx Talk on the cultural contexts of education.