Leonie Houndode

Leonie Houndode

Fellow
Education | Poetry

Scholarship through activism and art is crucial for advancing the cause for human dignity, particularly in the context of elementary education in urban communities. The realities of systemic inequalities and social injustices in urban communities require creative and intentional approaches to address them.

Paul Robeson emphasized the importance of education that is rooted in community values and experiences, rather than simply assimilating to dominant culture. In elementary education, this means creating partnerships with families, community organizations, and local businesses to ensure that the education provided is relevant and meaningful to the community.