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Expanding Our Roots: Dr. Anna West

Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcases the cultural diversity, global connections and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana’s roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.

The series presents community organizers, community leaders and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism and social justice in our regional community.

This interview is with Dr. Anna West. Anna is the co-founder and the Executive Director for Humanities Amped, a nonprofit organization that ampflies youth well-being, critical literacy, and community minded problem solving in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools.

To learn more about Humanities Amped, go to

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