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.
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.
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.
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.