How Can We Learn To Shape A Better Tomorrow? – With Community Organizer Nikkita Oliver

Have you ever been inspired to make a change in your community after witnessing an issue within it? Nikkita Oliver, gender fluid abolitionist, artist, educator, poet and attorney, grew up witnessing systemic injustice. Now, they are working with Creative Justice, a non-profit based in Seattle, to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, Nikkita invites you to “be comfortable being uncomfortable” when examining your own biases and judgements. Together, Sueann and Nikkita analyze the desire to make sense of the world by putting things into boxes and how this tendency can actually be harmful to the people who don’t fit into them. They also discuss community building, generational trauma and how to inspire progress by welcoming uncertainty.