Jul 28, 2019
Ep. 231: Spirit Tawfiq is a self-proclaimed "Social Justice Passionista" and storyteller dedicated to serving as a bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful freedom train engineered by the courageous and passionate young people of today.
Spirit was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. after high school. Her father is white and mother is black. They met in college in Illinois in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and left the U.S. in opposition to the Vietnam War. Growing up in Canada, Spirit was unaware that her own mother Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the U.S.
Upon learning her mother's story, she became invigorated and dedicated to keep this powerful story alive and serve as an intergenerational bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and courageous young people today.
She recently launched her own podcast, Roots of the Spirit - a platform to have honest conversations about identity, "race," racism and social justice.
Listen as Spirit describes her mother's unique place in history and Spirit's own efforts to pass on the baton of the fight for civil rights and social justice.
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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
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