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Mississippi Fellows Advance Racial Justice

Mississippi Fellows Advance Racial Justice

“Whether we realize it or not, we’re actually experiencing racial solidarity through this fellowship.” ~ Fellow Zakiya Summers

Mississippi fellows Zakiya Summers, D’Andra Orey, Sunny Baker and Albert Sykes share how they are leading transformational change

Juneteenth: Poetry by Fellow Jasmin Barnett

Juneteenth

“It  starts with knowing your history, knowing exactly  what was stolen from you

Untitled For Now
By Jasmin Barnett

It starts with you knowing your history, knowing exactly what was stolen from you
A chance to reconnect with the truth
Go deep and get in the roots
Juneteenth honors the memory of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers

Coming Home to Self and Each Other

Coming Home to Self and Each Other

“Caring  for ourselves starts with introspection and understanding the relationship between our feelings, thoughts and actions.”

Dr. Denese Shervington, clinical professor of psychiatry and author of  “Healing is the Revolution,”  brings a

Hurricane Katrina Lessons for COVID-19

Hurricane Katrina Lessons for COVID-19

All of us, in one way or another, have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis — whether it’s shifting the way we work, changing the services we provide communities, adapting how we connect with friends and family, or experiencing the loss of loved ones. It hasn’t been easy.

As part of a WKKF Community Leadership Network virtual gathering (that was originally planned as an in-person gathering in New Orleans), fellows with the New Orleans cohort talked about how they’re tackling this challenge head-on

Avery's Fellowship Journey

Avery’s fellowship journey

“The fellowship has changed the way I think about the needs of my community  because it has widened my view on the world. As a true leader you are not ahead of the pack, you are a part of the group.”

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New Mexico Youth Speak Out

Youth Speak out

At the WKKF Community Leadership Network all-class gathering in New Mexico, a diverse panel of young people inspired us all with their powerful stories of self-determination and advocacy for their communities.

WKKF Community Leadership Network Fellows Ebony Isis Booth (pictured left), an artist and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at an independent school, and Eli Cuna, a community organizer with United We Dream, organized the youth panel to share New Mexico’s multi-culturalism and cross-movement building. Youth were invited to tell stories about their identity and belonging, their connection to culture and place, and their activism. While they each come from different

We Belong in Solidarity

We belong in solidarity

“The work of change requires a different you. It requires a more clear, more grounded and more certain you – more certain of your capacity, your energy, and your power.”

Through sharing stories, reminding us to breathe, helping us see

Tinesia Conwright: A Fellow's Journey

A fellow’s journey

“What I want to do moving forward is to connect with all these other ecosystems that are in place and create something that we’re working on as a collaborative to show the kids that we’re all here to support and we’re all here to show

What Every Leader Needs to Know

What Every Leader Needs to Know

What can take 10 minutes to build, 10 seconds to destroy and 10 years to rebuild? The answer is trust.

Fellows talk with each other at the Jackson, Mississippi WKKF Community Leadership Network fellows gathering.

Trust is foundational to effective relationships which, in turn, is foundational to effective leadership. At the all-class gathering in Jackson, Mississippi, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Chief

Chicano Park: Fellows Reflections

Chicano Park: Fellows Reflections

“This is a place – almost a temple – where we can come together, listen to each other, make peace with each other, and stand in solidarity with one another.”

WKKF Community Leadership Network fellows visited Chicano Park in San Diego, California to learn about the community’s story of struggle and self-determination. Home to the largest concentration of Chicano murals in the world, the park is a testament to the power of communities when they come together in solidarity to lead change. Listen to fellows’ reflections about the values,

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