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The T.R.U. SKOOL movement (Teaching Reading Uniquely/ To Reverse Underperformance).
This week guests:
Jacques M. Léandre is married to Christela Léandre and they are the proud parents of 2 children ages 8 and 13. Léandre is the son of parents who migrated to the United States from Haiti in the early 1970’s. Both his mother and father worked for Flushing General Hospital for more than 25 years and are proud members of SEIU 1199. Watching his mother and father take principal positions with their union to fight, and sometimes strike, for workplace fairness gave Léandre a profound appreciation for working families who labor hard and long just to subsist. These experiences molded Léandre as he matriculated through Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in finance and later earning a Juris Doctor degree from the CUNY School of Law at Queens College. In fact, as a law student, Léandre sacrificed his winter recess breaks to work for the Greater Miami Legal Services’ Haitian Asylum Project and for the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Illegal Redistricting Project in Greenwood, Mississippi. While interning for the Greater Miami Legal Services, Léandre assisted Haitian immigrants overcome the disparate policies that unfairly targeted Haitian asylum seekers.
New Orleans native Stacey Muhammad is a Brooklyn based filmmaker who has written, directed and produced a series of award winning short films of both the narrative & documentary genres. She is also an award winning music video director, creator of The REEL Oscars - Micheaux Awards.
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