Expanding Our Roots: Kina Reed

Updated: Mar 25


"Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821" is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcase 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 Kina Reed. Kina thrives as an educator, researcher, writer, public speaker, and community advocate. Within all her spheres of influence she attempts to A.C.T. right. She challenges herself to Advocate for self and others, practice critical Compassion, and move through spaces with a transformative Transparency. Kina is the creator and curator behind the social media platforms, The AntiBlackness Reader Project and Hug Your White Friends. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies and is a published researcher, conference presenter and public speaker. Her public advocacy is largely inspired by her academic research relating to social power and race and gender identity constructions. She currently holds a dual faculty administrator appointment at Louisiana State University.


This interview was recorded on February 21, 2021.

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