Ugochukwu Ukasoanya is an Equity Policy Fellow at Chicago Public Schools.

“Historically, systemic marginalization has played a role in the plight of Black and Latinx individuals and families. Racism, bias, and oppression has contributed to divided communities, segregated public schools, resource inequities, broken public trust, and called integrity into question. This fellowship will allow me to challenge, disrupt, and dismantle all forms of systemic inequities and champion those who are ignored and unfairly vilified.”