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Thank you for completing the BLACK Experience Education Survey. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill it out. As a way of showing our appreciation we're granting everyone who completed the survey free access to Unit 1 of the Black Boy Poems Online Curriculum. You will also be entered into a raffle to receive free books from the authors in the Black Literary Collective. Enter your preferred email address below to receive your invite to the Black Boy Poems Online Curriculum.

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FSMEI Research Team

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Kira L. Johnson

Originally from San Jose, CA. Kira has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Social Work. She received her MSW and PhD from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Kira specializes in trauma informed and culturally relevant treatments and therapeutic practices for children and families. 


Lauren-Michell Hardge

Born & raised in South Central LA’s, Crenshaw District. Lauren-Michelle earned a BA in Gender Ethnicity & Multicultural Studies with an emphasis in African American Studies from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Masters in Social and Cultural Analysis in Education with an emphasis in Urban Education from CSU, Long Beach. She's founder of a consulting firm and serves as Senior Educational Consultant for various educational organizations.

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Amaya Hawkins

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of California Irvine campus. Amaya has put her data skills to use while interning for the State Senate of Pennsylvania as well as the Los Angeles Rams. 


Rhonesha Blache

Doctoral Fellow Researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University. Rhonesha is from Phoenix, AZ. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University. She went on to receive her M.Ed and Ed.D in Organization Leadership & Development. Rhonesha is the Sr. Exec Director of the African Diaspora Consortium (ADC). 

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