This year's theme: Shifting the Narrative...Because Race Matters
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Robin Nicole Tinnon, born on August 6, 1991, on the south-side of Chicago, Illinois is an activist, public intellectual, and writer who advocates for the oppressed. Currently a Prevention Coordinator for the Black Youth Alliance-WI, she strives to help black youth be positive participants of healthy relationships and discover black culture devoid of the consumerism viewpoint. As a wife and mother of two, she works endlessly to ensure that her teachings represent the historical foundation of true mentorship. She became a first-generation graduate of Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associate Degree in Science and continued on to UW-Green Bay, obtaining a Bachelor degree in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis of Psychology and Human Development. The daughter of a teen mother and sibling of six, Robin married and went on to explore several countries putting an emphasis on cultural understanding, exploration, personal agency and development. She believes that at the root of all oppression is both conscious and subconscious intent to do harm in order to reason with darkness. Currently, writing the book Let Me be Here for You While You Stand Up for Yourself, she asserts that there is no current curriculum written that gives a realistic view of her coined term ‘African Americanism’. This book discusses race, culture, and spirituality as it all comes together to form the black experience. As a passionate community activist, she intends for her work to touch the lives of many and bring homage to those living within the margins of race, class, and gender. Robin Tinnon is shifting the narrative of black lives by advocating for the future of black youth, engaging them to develop healthy and positive black identities.
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Kadihjia Kelly named 2018 Daisy Frazier Social Justice Award winner Oshkosh, WI - (July 19, 2018) -- Fit Oshkosh, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving racial equality and building a welcoming and inclusive community, has announced the winner of its 2018 Daisy Frazier Social Justice Award.
The award is presented annually to recognize a Fox Valley resident who has championed racial equality and empowered others to do the same. This year’s winner, Dr. Kadihjia Kelly, is a counselor at Fox Valley Technical College. She has dedicated her life and work to fighting racism and advocating for People of Color, especially Black women and girls.
Kelly has conducted presentations on outreach services for diversity clubs at UW Oshkosh; was instrumental in establishing the Juneteeth celebration in Appleton; facilitates the Black Girls Healing group at Lawrence University where students discuss how racism impacts their lives at a predominantly white institution in a predominantly white community; teaches Dismantling Racism curriculum to area nonprofit groups; and facilitates the Young Women of Color Group at the Boys and Girls Club in Oshkosh. Previous award winners include Dr. Andrew Leavitt, Chancellor, UW Oshkosh (2016), and Rufus Frazier of Ebony Vision, Fond du Lac (2017). The award will be presented at the third annual fundraising dinner for Fit Oshkosh, on Thursday, August 9, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the UW-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
FIT Oshkosh thanks its Media Sponsor Wisconsin Public Radio for its continued support