“While it’s important for young people to be able to drive, you don’t have to be able to to re-invent the wheel. There are many generations of activists, intellectuals and social justice warriors that have come before—familiarize yourself with their work.” –Jonathan Cunningham
Our gratitude to Jonathan Cunningham for joining our youth and staff to discuss ethics, how to maintain balance and drawing on the wisdom of those who have gone before in making social change.
A Program Officer at the Seattle Foundation, Jonathan Cunningham brings a wealth of professional experience in developing, implementing and managing community initiatives for the last 15 years. He is currently a Seattle Arts Commissioner with deep knowledge of navigating public, private and municipal partnerships. Jonathan previously worked at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) as Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach efforts and is passionate about using arts & culture as a strategy to create racial justice. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a writer for City Arts Magazine.
The Freedom Center continues to turn on a dime, increasing our online classes and sessions during the shelter-in-place order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.
This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.