CFA was founded by Nam Provost and Kevin Skwira-Brown. It has grown to be a collaboration of skilled and passionate individuals each bringing their own best selves to the work of building awareness, skill and connections to make the lives and worlds we touch more inclusive.
Kevin has been an adjunct Social Work instructor for 15+ years. His energetic, insightful and engaging approach to talking about power, privilege and inequity is inviting to those new to the discussion and deepens the understanding of those familiar with the concepts.
“I have learned that when individuals who are white are introduced to privilege and oppression in clear yet non-blaming ways, they respond with an authentic desire to be part of making their organizations and their lives reflect greater inclusion.”
Michelle has been teaching and training for over twenty five years in the Duluth area and throughout Minnesota. She is a citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Her experience has entailed a personal commitment toward better cultural understanding and humility.
As my mother used to tell me, “it takes all kinds (of people) to make a world.” I believe if we are intentional about really listening to others’ stories, we can make this a better, more peaceful, and inclusive world!
Nur Mood is the Coordinator of Social Justice Initiatives and Strategic Relations, MENA Region at Hamline University. He has served on the Bloomington Police Department’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) since 2014. Nur was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has previously lived in Cairo Egypt before immigrating to the United States in 2004. Nur has traveled to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Jamaica, and Southeast Asia.
Nur’s gentle and humor-infused style draws on the insight and wisdom from his experience of race in the United States.