Dr. Micia MoselyFounder and Director of The Black Teacher Project Oakland, CA Award Year: 2021
Dr. Micia Mosely is the founder and director of The Black Teacher Project, a program of The National Equity Project that is developing a Black teaching force to transform schools into communities of liberated learning. Prior to leading this work, she was a National Training Specialist with The Posse Foundation. Dr. Mosely began her career as a high school social studies teacher before earning her Ph.D. in Education from the University of California – Berkeley. She is a published researcher whose work focuses on race and professional development. Also a successful theater artist and performer, Dr. Mosely tours the nation with her socio-political stand-up comedy.
Dr. Mosely is using her award to work with a The Black Teacher Project Fellow, who has relocated to Ghana, to bring cultural knowledge that Black teachers can use in their anti-racist work with students and adults in the U.S. She is also completing a draft for a book she is publishing, that highlights the lessons she has learned in her 25+ years of fighting racism in education, as well as lifting up the voices of teachers involved in The Black Teacher Project.
Dr. Mosely was featured on What’s In It For Us, theGrio’s weekly political podcast to discuss Juneteenth and the unique obstacles facing those who are Black and queer.