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Spirit Tawfiq

I founded Roots of the Spirit as my commitment to help uproot racism through storytelling, education, and the arts. We offer a speakers bureau, antiracism workshops, wellness retreats, and the Roots of the Spirit podcast. 

MY ROOTS

When my mother was just a teenager, she made history as federal troops escorted her and eight other black students into Little Rock Central High to desegregate the school, as a white mob yelled racist remarks and tried to block their entrance. The group became known as the Little Rock Nine.

When they finally made it inside the school doors, the verbal and physical abuse continued for years. 

 

As the civil rights movement grew she met my father, a white man, and they organized nonviolent protests and fought for change.  When you’re a biracial daughter of the civil rights movement… well, it’s complicated! 

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LATEST EPISODE OF PODCAST

PHOTO ALBUM

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Now booking the following speakers 

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Minnijean

Brown-Trickey

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Hisham Tawfiq

 
 

WORKSHOPS

Now booking a variety of workshops

Antiracism Education

Spirit Tawfiq leads antiracism workshops  that create opportunities for participants to learn about issues related to their diverse and interconnected histories and identities. All workshops are rooted in explorations that involve listening, empathy, honesty, and courage.
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