Fellow Spotlight: Reena Evers-Everette
“It’s extremely difficult when people expect you to step into the shoes of icons.” ~ Reena Evers-Everette
Reena Evers-Everette, daughter of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, has carried the legacy of the civil rights movement into her work, making sure that legends like her father are included in history classes. Reena is the executive director of The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute, where she is making her parents’ vision of cultivating positive social change a reality.
This work has not been easy for Reena who shared, “It’s extremely difficult when people expect you to step into the shoes of icons.” Joining the WKKF Community Leadership Network fellowship has “really opened the door,” helping her to draw from the strength of the group and become a more confident leader in her community. “We are a powerful group of wonderful human beings who are in this to learn as many tools as we can to have the leadership that is really going to be a positive way for others and for ourselves to get this right about humanity.”