Cultural Leadership Exchanges
Freedom Center youth participate in conferences, seminars, trainings and historic commemorations throughout the United States. The Freedom Center, in partnership with the Institute for Community leadership in the State of Washington, maintains relationships with diverse urban, rural and tribal communities up and down the west coast. Exchanges evoke understanding between intergenerational and interracial communities, with a special focus on opportunities to spend time with elders who have dedicated their lives and careers to diverse work experiences, and to promoting peaceful and just relations.
Sihomara Duenas, Andrea Alba Martin, and Gabriela Ek listen to stories from Ahousaht First Nation elder while volunteering at Tribal Canoe Journeys, Quinault Indian Nation.
Students visit with Mr. Nick Cataño, 91 year old Philipino fisherman and farmworker, to learn about the struggle of workers in the Stockton Delta.
Augusta Mitchell teaches students to cook from scratch with organic produce they have grown. Part of public education program combating childhood diabetes and obesity. O’Dell Education Center, Kent, Washington.
Gerardo Cuevas and Eric Fuller with Congressman John Lewis and Congresswoman Barbara Lee on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, 9th Annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Selma, Alabama.