Welcome to Roots of the Spirit!

I'm Spirit Tawfiq. I'm an Antiracism Educator & Storyteller serving as an intergenerational bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful freedom train engineered by today's courageous and passionate young people.

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As a child, I did not know that my mother, Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the
"Little Rock Nine" - one of the first nine Black students to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 under the protection of the 101st Airborne Division.


Once I became aware of my mother's role in U.S. / world history, I became enthralled and passionate about embarking on the life-long journey to uncover the ideology, process and practice of racism - and have committed my life's work to uproot it.

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I have spent the last two decades educating and speaking out against racism in various ways, most notably with educators, in k-12 classrooms, colleges and various organizations who are invested in learning, unlearning, and enacting antiracism policies and practices within their respective communities. 

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Roots of the Spirit is my commitment to galvanize change in the form of a Speakers Bureau, Podcast, Workshops and Retreats. I am honored that you stopped by my website and hope you'll join me to proactively bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. 

Be the change,

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