Meet Priya and Winona. They are two 18-year-olds who have made a commitment to building tools for a shared American culture of racial literacy. Their organization, Princeton Choose, seeks to equip educators in K-12 classrooms nationwide—and through them, our collective future—with the tools they need to both talk about race and act toward change.
In 2016, they published a 224-page racial literacy textbook and teacher resource called The Classroom Index with Princeton University's Department of African American Studies, and now they are taking a gap year to travel to all 50 states, collecting stories about race and intersectionality for their next edition (for not just educators—because racial literacy doesn't stop outside the classroom), before attending Harvard (Winona) and Princeton (Priya) University.
They've hit 30 states so far and will be finishing up their cross-country interviewing journey in January. For December, they'll be based in Princeton and at Tigerlabs on weekdays! We're excited to be part of their journey and welcome them to our community. To read more about their journey, click here. If you want to reach out to them, you can do so here.