THE ZURI ADELE FELLOWSHIP FOR HBCU ALUMNI
The Historically Black College and University experience expands education beyond the teaching of westernized textbooks, approaching each subject from the African Diasporic perspective. The strong sense of self, combined with the communities that are developed in the process are vital to strengthening the collaboration of artistic cohorts in the world's most prestigious Master of Fine Arts programs.
With your help, we can make higher education more accessible to artists of African descent and ensure the diversification of top-quality entertainment thereafter. The Zuri Adele Fellowship for HBCU Alumni currently exists at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, with a promise to expand to several universities. Thank you in advance for your support.
DIVERSIFYING THE PRACTICE OF YOGA
Passionate about making yoga accessible to people of color, Danielle LeNoir and I embarked upon the Modo Yoga Level One Teacher Training with the fundraising support of our tribes. Diversifying the teaching staff of Modo will provide access to health and wellness for more people of color. In the United States, out of 124 Modo Yoga instructors, only 14 of those instructors are people of color. The numbers are even more scarce in the company's 60+ studios in Canada. Our intention is to increase tolerance, compassion, empowerment, negative stereotype erasure, and community healing on and off the mat. Modo Yoga International was so inspired by our efforts that they matched our fundraising with a tuition scholarship for each of us, and now provide a tuition scholarship for a person of color at each of their Level 1 trainings. Thank you so much for your help. See you in class!