Change Agent Student Leader: Summer Math Tutoring
As a rising junior majoring in Mathematics at Morehouse College I must admit that math is second nature to me. I’m a native of Stockton, California. When I complete my degeree I hope to pursue a graduate degree in either Mathematics or Mathematics education. My love of community service and organizing started in high school where I became critically aware of the importance of education and its role in empowering disenfranchised communities. When not volunteering with the Lowery Institute or any of the other community service organizations I am a member of, you can find me playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends or reading non-fiction and fantasy books.
I’m Jordan Juanita Whitney Barry a motivational speaker, founder of Barry Speaks and student of the law from St. Louis, MO I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Clark Atlanta University in 2019. During my undergraduate years I served with the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights teaching conflict resolution in Atlanta Public Schools as well as serving as a legal intern at the Georgia State Capitol during the 2018 Legislative Session. From diapers to degrees I have many stories to tell. I hope to ignite the fire you and leave you with a challenging charge that will encourages social change.
Clark Atlanta University Graduate/Change Agent Alumni:Real Talk Youth Edition
Change Agent Student Leader.Coding with Sphero
My name is Isaiah Bayas, and I earned my bachelors of science in computer science this year. I’m originally from Queens, New York and I have spent the last four years in Atlanta and am now an alumnus of Morehouse College. During my time at Morehouse, I volunteered as a servant leader in the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for three years, specifically in-school mentoring and the food pantry. This upcoming fall, I will start my career at Microsoft as a software engineer and in the fall of next year, I will be attending NYU for my master’s degree.
Hello. I am excited to challenge your mind and your body this session.
More about Tyra: Tyra Beaman is a native of Richmond, Virginia and is a proud Spelman College Alumna. After her graduation from Spelman, Tyra completed a 10 month Fulbright in the Dominican Republic and her Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service specializing in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies. As a Charles Rangel Fellow, Tyra served as a Political Fellow in U.S. Embassy Accra and in June 2019, Tyra entered the Department as a Political Officer. During her leisure time, Tyra is an indoor cycling instructor and finds joy in running, hiking and working with her community to expand voter education and gun violence prevention effort
Sunday Supper Series and Just Fit
Change Agent Student Leader- Loving vs. Virginia
Hey, my name is Jahi Flowers, a junior Psychology major at Morehouse College from Indianapolis, Indiana. I joined the Joseph E. Lowery Institute my freshman year and have been serving in Mimi’s Pantry for 2 years. In my free time, I enjoy running and painting murals. I look forward to sharing some time with you this summer!
Sunday Supper Series
Change Agent Student Leader- Animation 101: History & …
Hello! My name is Nigel Jacobs, I use they/them/theirs pronouns, and I would like to be referred to as either “Nigel” or “Mx.(pronounced “micks”) Nigel.” I am a senior English major at Morehouse College and my hobbies include watching anime, playing videogames, reading books and comics, and exploring the world. My main career goal is to create multimedia content that will help improve representation of black and brown people. I have been teaching myself animation and last summer I received the opportunity to be an Animation Technician Intern at Pixar Animation Studio. In my course, I will be teaching students about the history and current state of animation while giving them the tools and knowledge to create their own animations.
I’m Kraig Jennings and I love water. I’ve been involved in the Aquatic industry for over 40 years. I’ve coached swim teams, trained state level swim athletes, pushed aquatic athletes beyond the pool to become triathletes. I hold a certified pool operator’s license and I’m a certified water safety, CPR instructor for the American Red Cross. My passion for water led me to study the development of aquaponics systems for growing food. I look forward to sharing my passion for everything water with you.
CPR -Water Safety -Aquaponics 101
Change Agent Student Leader: Real Talk
I’m Michael McGirt, a Junior political science major economics minor at Morehouse College and a Martin Luther King, Jr. King Legacy Scholar. During the fall of 2018, I participated in the Student Government Association and served as freshmen Class President. During my sophomore year I continued my collegiate service as a student advocate on Morehouse’s Board of Trustees as a Student Trustee. When Mr. I’ve combined my passion for the African American community by establishing the “Coalition for the Advancement of the Black Body” (CABB) an organization provides a positive space for African Americans to foster the development of their Black experience. Let’s talk!
P.H.D.– Facilitator- The Hate You Give Book Club
Criminal Justice Summer Intern : Civic Engagement for Youth /Just Mercy
My name is Sierra Morrison, I am a rising senior at Clark Atlanta University. Hailing all the way from Minneapolis, Minnesota majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I love serving as a voice for youth and advocating for positive change within inner city communities. This is my first year working with the Lowery Institute and I couldn’t be more excited!
Blake Osborne is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where he majored in political science, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Blake worked as the Operations Manager for the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights, a non-profit organization that seeks to train and empower future leaders to improve their communities, locally, domestically and internationally for the common good. After completing his undergraduate degree, Blake matriculated to Columbia University where he graduated with a Master of International Affairs, with a concentration in International Security Policy and a dual specialization in International Conflict Resolution and a regional specialization of the Middle East/North Africa. Blake is committed to working on ways to reduce conflict in communities of color and to advance strategies for creating peace, both domestically and internationally.
Blake L. Osborne
Sunday Supper Series
Lowery Institute Leadership Staff: Brown Girl Dreaming Book Club
I’m Blanche Payne. I currently serve as the Director of Operations for the Lowery Institute. I’ve spent most of my career working for various non-profits, many of which required that I develop programs for youth in middle and high school. While studying at Springfield College I created a curriculum for servant leadership for middle school students called Leading from the Middle. I hold a B.S. from Boston College, M.A. from University of Georgia and a M.S. from Springfield College.
I am a current seminarian and owner of Selah & Flo’ Yoga. I started my service with the Lowery Institute while matriculating in the Atlanta University Center. I’ve continued to serve after graduation. As a certified Kemetic Yoga intructor and RYT 200 I — Rev. Yogi Pink — offer a meditative yoga class that focuses on self-healing, stress management and intentional flow of the life force (breath). During my class I hope to share the skills I use to relieve stress and equip you with the tools to reset and rejuvenate the mind, body & soul wherever you may be at any time. Selah & Flo’
Clark Atlanta University Graduate-Change Agent Alumni-Yoga & Meditation
BARS CAN’T BLOCK SUCCESS
Jennifer is a wife, mother of four and mompreneur, wears many hats every day. From managing her household to managing her team, she ensures that she creates and encourages balance wherever she can. A native of Washington DC, Jennifer has lived coast to coast, residing in LA before settling in Atlanta. For over a decade Jennifer has worked with brands such as BMW North America, Coca-Cola, Nationwide Insurance, L’Oréal USA, and Koch Industries, providing strategic guidance and execution to speak to their customer base in an effective, targeted and nuanced way. Through that work Jennifer has become an advocate for Social Change, spreading information and knowledge alongside ex-offenders to create change in our society.
My name is Kenyon Spotts and I am a rising junior at Morehouse College from Cleveland, Ohio! My major is CTEMS (Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies). I love to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and I recently started exploring photography. I have been serving with the Lowery Institute for the last 2 years and can’t wait to take these next 4 weeks to read with and learn more about you!
Change Agent Student Leader: The Crossover Book Club
Sunday Supper Series
Join us on Sundays. Scooter is a co-founder of QuarantineCon. Taylor attended Morehouse College, where his studies focused on Marketing. Since his undergraduate days, his work has been at the intersection of technology and culture. Taylor launched venture backed technology companies with investors that included Comcast Ventures, Morgan Stanley and Y Combinator. He is currently the head of marketing at All Def, a media platform that reaches over 30 million people monthly. Taylor is guided by his passion for building online communities and giving others a platform.