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Education & Youth Leadership
Oakland, CA
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Dr. Micia Mosely

Founder 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. 

Recent News
  • 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.

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