“A compelling blend

of memoir and call to action.”

—Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

Dax-Devlon Ross • Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Dax-Devlon Ross

Dax-Devlon Ross has led a career as an educator, non-profit executive, equity consultant, and journalist. After receiving his J.D. from George Washington University, he joined New York City Teaching Fellows. He is the founding Executive Director of After-School All-Stars in New York and New Jersey, and was the winner of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Investigative Reporting Award. Currently he is a fellow at Type Media Center. Letters to My White Male Friends is his sixth book.

Guest Host | Courtney Wiggins

Courtney Wiggins (she/they pronouns) is a community organizer, healer, and founding council member of Northern Michigan E3: Educate, Elevate, and Engage. They are actively working to eradicate racism and build a regional movement toward racial justice and collective liberation through education, elevation, and engagement that is BIPOC-led and BIPOC-centered. In addition to racial justice work, Courtney is a certified vibrational sound therapist, herbal tea maker and parent to a wonderful nearly ten-year-old. (BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)

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