Leslie first interviews Wyandotte County community activist Kimberly Weaver. Kimberly is one of the co-founders of WyCo Mutual Aid. As the Local Health Equity Action Team (LHEAT) Lead for Wyandotte County, she works to bring the unusual and unheard voices to the table. Topics of conversation include redlining, health and housing in Wyandotte County.
In the 2nd half-hour, Leslie interviews Terri Barnes, who is the Founder and President of The Nia Project, which supports the success of Black girls and women. Beginning January 2, 2024, Terri will serve as Interim Executive Director of “Lead to Read” (https://www.leadtoreadkc.org/), a volunteer organization whose mission statement is to support the social, emotional and reading skills that are foundational for student success by advancing our literacy platform and mobilizing community volunteers. Terri has also previously served as Interim Executive Director and Board Chair at the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center.