"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society." -Sonia Sotomayor

  • Are you committed to creating solutions that empower students?

  • Do you have an innovative idea on how to address issues of inequities and would like to share it with community members?

  • Or do you just want to chill, be inspired, and be surrounded by leaders and educators of color in our state?

Our education ecosystem provides a space where you can do all of the above. We unite and empower leaders and educators of color by creating spaces where we can build our network, social capital, and elevate our voices. This work involves everyone and so we welcome all but specifically focus on creating a supportive space for groups of people that historically have been underserved and, marginalized.

Our March 2019 meetup will be hosted at the Rhode Island State Library. We will feature several leaders from different backgrounds who are working to improve our communities.

Speaker line-up:

Rushelle Frazier
Rushelle is a Worcester, MA native who has been involved with political activism and cultural organizing for close to two decades. Currently, she is the New England Field Organizer with Amnesty International, part of Frazier’s work is building up youth leadership within AI student groups, as well as outreach to high schools, colleges, and youth groups in order to generate interest in human rights activism.

Jamall Pollock
Jamall is a licensed independent clinical social worker and psychotherapist originally from Brooklyn, NY. Jamall is currently an Assistant Director at Brown University Counseling and Psychological Services, and the owner of small psychotherapy practice. The primary focus of his work is to educate people about emotional health and wellness.

Daniella Palermo, M.D.
Daniella is a psychiatrist with Lifespan Physician Group. She is the Assistant Director of Curriculum for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, focusing on race in medicine and infusing social justice principles throughout psychiatric training. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Brown University, where she served as chief resident and was the recipient of the Martin B. Keller Award for Outstanding Resident. She has a history, personally and professionally, of advocating for underrepresented communities and young adults as it relates to socioeconomic and cultural barriers to accessing mental health care. Dr. Palermo is also an appointed member of the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity, which informs state-wide policy to address health disparities.

Nate Bae Kupel
Nate is an Associate Director at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Nate has spent the majority of his career working to advance the needs of communities and non-profit organizations with missions to empower disenfranchised populations. Nate has worked extensively in the Asian American Community which includes community-based research at the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston, anti-racism training experience with the Asian American Resource Workshop, and several terms as President of the Board of Directors for Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc. He was also a participant of the Asian Pacific Islander Movement’s Activist Training Institute. Nate holds a Master of Social Work from Simmons College, a BA in Sociology and a Certificate in Asian American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

This evening includes light food, beer, and wine. Thank you and we look forward to connecting with everyone!

In solidarity,
EduLeaders of Color RI