“Surge is important to me because we are living in a critical and transformative moment in history. Communities of color are under attack, and the progress we have made to fight against the injustice of inequities in education is being actively torn apart by legalized white supremacy. Being part of Surge means participating in organized and intentional resistance to the legalized racism that seeks to reverse our progress as a collective.”

Steven Rosado is the Director of Strategy and Engagement at the Praxis Institute Chicago.