As I’ve done public speaking, led workshops, and taught courses at various institutions this has always been my goal. I’ve had the privilege of speaking to families across the country through the National Head Start Association, sharing my story as a head start kid and asking how this organization fits into our broader communities. I’ve also loved speaking with and leading workshops for students of color in colleges and graduate schools on topics including doctoral education, labor organizing in higher education, and the complex ways we as people of color often need to navigate the academy. It’s also been a joy to teach history courses at Union Theological Seminary, Lexington Theological Seminary, and the Hispanic Summer Program. These courses have been completely online and have provided an opportunity to build community and engage diverse learners through technology. To me it’s a profound honor to share the experiences I’ve had in the world, provide space for others to share their experiences, and facilitate conversations that can push us to live in new ways.