San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Participants in the Civic Engagement and Civil Rights in Chicago workshop will:
Mia Henry is an educator and activist with over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, youth development, intergenerational community organizing, and civic and history education. Currently, she is the Director of Special Initiatives of Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity (SPACEs). She is also the owner and operator of Freedom Lifted, a company dedicated to providing civil rights tours for people of all ages.
Mia was the founding director of the Chicago Freedom School, a nonprofit organization that supports youth-led social change. Mia’s previous posts include working as the Associate Director of the Mikva Challenge, a Program Associate for Facing History and Ourselves.
In addition to city-wide and national social justice work, Mia is the founder of Reclaiming South Shore for All, a diverse, grassroots group of residents committed to mobilizing the South Shore community by institutionalizing systems that promote peace, youth leadership, and political accountability.
Mia is deeply passionate about social movement history, positive youth development, and civic engagement through an anti-oppression lens. Her projects and priorities are rooted in these three areas. She has been an education and youth development consultant to the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Schools, the University of Chicago Hospital, and the University of Chicago Oriental Institute. Mia serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Justice for Youth Institute and the Worker’s Center for Racial Justice.
Mia earned her B.S. from Rutgers University and her M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.