The fifth of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes was created by Antionette Carroll discussing The Power of Youth in Redesigning Systems with Connie Flores, Nora Lidia, Robert Beckles and Quinton Ward.
Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations through education and training programs, community engagement consulting, an online national platform, and open-source tools and resources. Creative Reaction Lab is creating a collaborative youth-led, community-centered movement challenging racial inequities in the education, media, health and healthcare, and government and public service sectors. Within this capacity, Antionette has pioneered a new form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for non-profits working for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion. These experiences led to her background as a social entrepreneur, non-profit leader, and design activist. Antionette's personal mission in life is to challenge standards, make CHANGE, and CHAMPION approaches resulting in foundational and community impact.
Connie Flores - Connie is a Xicana visual designer raised in Houston, TX. She completed her BFA in Communications Design at Syracuse University. Currently freelancing in the Greater St. Louis area, she is eager to collaborate with other creatives to find suitable approaches at the intersection of design and social justice.
Nora Lidia - Nora is a redesigner for Justice: Social, Economic, and Mental Health, writer
Robert Beckles - Robert is an engagement Specialist, at Williams and Associates, Inc.
Quinton Ward - Quinton is a designer, co-Host of Speak Up St. Louis, Executive Director of the St. Louis MetroMarket working in the intersection of art, design, and community.