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Wisdom Team
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  Wisdom Team  


Amber Majors, MSW

Learning Engineer

Amber manages Village of Wisdom's research projects and development of new parent tools. She facilitates our research work with other non-profits and universities. She has developed tools for us including our Black Genius Planning tool and our Racial coping tool.  

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Aya Shabu
Arts & Culture Guru

Aya leads Village of Wisdom's cultural organizing work with partners and artists. She designs amazing activities to shift minds and senses when a change in approach is necessary. She also supports our parent engagement work. Oh, and she's a professional performing artist.

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Dr. Dawn X. Henderson
Research Guru

Dr. X leads Village of Wisdom's community-directed research putting Black parents at the center of creating knowledge. She's brilliant with words and graphic design. She's always pushing us to be deliberate in using liberatory words because words create worlds.

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Taylor Webber-Fields
Black Genius Conjurer

Taylor leads Village of Wisdom's efforts to support Black parent leadership. She dreams up activities and conversations to bring families together and deepen the collective knowledge of the Village. She manages conversation like few others can and always does it with a smile!

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William P. Jackson, PhD
Chief Dreamer

William leads Village of Wisdom in endeavors related to fundraising, attracting new consulting contracts, and imagining new ways VOW can achieve it's ultimate vision of Black Parents making American schools equitable learning spaces. He also works hard at listening

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Anthony makes sure Village of Wisdom's books and monies are tight! He makes sure folks get paid and he does that with style. Always the life of the party we're grateful he's good with numbers and people! :)

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The Receipt Keeper

 Board of Directors 

Brittany Bennett


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Randi Towns
Rashida James


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Gerald Harris


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Leah Adeniji


600 E. Umstead St.

Durham, NC 27701

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