Ep. 69 Interview with Parent Education Activist Gwen Samuel

July 17, 2017

Gwen is truly one of my favorite people. We discussed everything for how fell into education advocacy work. She spoke on how the teachers' union attacked her when she became an activist. She spoke on how she's had her lights turned out while trying to do this work since everyone in her organization is a volunteer. She was just amazing and we had a good ole conversation that friends have and y'all get to chill with us. Contact her. She's accessible. 

Gwen Samuel’s Bio: Gwendolyn E. Samuel is a mom of children that attend Connecticut Public Schools. In February of 2016, she launched Equity Impact Strategies (EIS) Consulting, a place where community building and public policy intersect. In addition, she is an equity in education advocate and facilitator who founded three community-based organizations in Connecticut: CT Parents Union; the State of Black Connecticut Alliance; and, the Meriden Kids Walk Safe Coalition – Safe Routes to School Initiative. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Game On, Parents! Moving from the Sidelines into the Game of Education Reform, which is due out in 2018.

Gwen's Social Media:

Twitter: @RealTalkGwenS

Website: realtalkgwensamuel.com

My twitter: @ccoleiii