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Ep. 4 – ‘Hacking institutional racism’ featuring Will Jackson

In this episode, Donnell and Jenny talk to Dr. Will Jackson. Jackson is the Chief Dreamer of the Village of Wisdom organization. In this conversation, they discuss family organizing and advocacy. They also learn more about how Village of Wisdom is working with black families to protect black genius and eliminate racial injustice in schools.

Read about the Leandro report here.

Learn more about Village of Wisdom here.

Behind the Story

The Hummingbird Stories is produced by Alli Lindenberg, Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. The music used in this series is courtesy of 8th grade student DX4L. The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by 8th grade student Joselyn Hernandez.

The Hummingbird Stories

Children deserve great childhoods. This is a story of those who believe the same. Two principals — Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara interview school designers, community organizers, learning engineers, and education activists to learn what we should be thinking about when it comes to reimagining the future and the steps we can take today to create better schools, better childhoods, and better people tomorrow.