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Spirit Tawfiq      

Antiracism Educator & Founder of Roots of the Spirit

Spirit Tawfiq is a creative changemaker, antiracism educator and founder of Roots of the Spirit, an organization created to uproot racism through storytelling, education, and the arts.

She is the creator and host of the "Roots of the Spirit" podcast, a space to galvanize change through honest conversations about identity, race, racism, and intersecting social justice issues.

As a professional speaker and playwright, Tawfiq speaks and host workshops in K-12 classrooms, colleges, universities, organizations, and corporations about her legacy as the daughter of Minnijean Brown Trickey, who is one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Tawfiq's vision is to inspire people from all walks of life to discover their own roots, our interconnected history, present and a more harmonious future.

Born in Canada and now living in New York City, Tawfiq is an alumna of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (BA) and the Clinton School of Public Service (MPS). Her professional experience includes social justice education and advocacy, community relations, and public speaking within the National Park Service, working with the Smithsonian Institution, and being a speaker agent for civil rights icons Minnijean Brown Trickey and Ruby Bridges.

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