Linda Bailey-McWeeney is a Jamaican educator and economist based in New York. Since 2015, she’s been engaged with educators about the status of math education in Jamaica, specifically the fact that many low-income students are not receiving the education they deserve
Matthew Diaz, a junior at The Bronx Academy of Letters and Youth Director of National Outreach for the Committee on Resource Allocation for IntegrateNYC4Me, and his Executive Director, Sarah Camiscoli, are on the front lines of the issue of school equity. For the last two years, they’ve been working to have the needs of current and future students in New York and across the country heard and addressed to ensure an equitable education.
As we continue our conversation, Priscilla discusses how she found strength and confidence, even during her diagnosis, through kickboxing, and how she’s continued to manage her generosity, personal responsibilities, family and self-care while continuing to work for a cure to breast cancer while living her life with grace and gratitude.
For the past decade, Priscilla has walked almost every year in the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. She is looking forward to a day when she doesn’t need to fundraise anymore, her "retirement day," when a cure is finally found. In this episode, hear how Priscilla’s fight turned from personal to "intimate," and why she still continues to walk year after year.
Christie Gardner is an everyday leader and activist finding ways to ensure those in her community are supported and have access to opportunities. She keeps her hands, head, and heart in her community, helping others, organizing, informing, and encouraging the youth, women, elderly, and those most vulnerable to help them avoid the pitfalls of life in the nation’s capital.