Literacy Activist and Collectivist Librarian
Janet R. Damon is a literacy engagement activist, librarian, and the cofounder of Afros and Books, a literacy outreach program that designs culturally responsive community engagement events, workshops, and programming for families.
"Committed acts of caring let all students know that the purpose of education is not to dominate, or prepare them to be dominators, but rather to create the conditions for freedom. Caring educators open the mind, allowing students to embrace a world of knowing that is always subject to change and challenge." - bell hooks, Teaching Community