Little Uprisings: liberation work with kids and their caregiving allies
Little Uprisings endeavors to:
Build long lasting, sustainable, and deep relationships with schools and educators that result in deeply rooted change within institutions.
Create programming that centers itself in joy and play - and inspires, educates, and revolutionizes our youth.
Affirm our children of color, and make accomplices out of our white children.
Partner with community spaces and existing organizations to bring racial justice work to their forefront.
Little Uprisings’ unlimited, creative approach, seeks to partner with institutions in ways that grow change long after the first few meetings are held. Through education and support, partnerships will change one’s lens and approach forever, making racial justice a part of their fabric.
Tanya Nixon-Silberg (she/her) is a Black mother, educator, artist, and radical dreamer. Her work informs the intersection of all these identities. Called a "translator", Tanya has the ability to distill concepts of racial justice to young children in ways that help them imagine and take back a world where with community, they have agency, and can take action for change and has been doing this work for over 10 years. Tanya’s life’s goal is to make sure that Black and Brown children recognize that racism is systemic; that educators not shy away from confronting systemic racism in the classroom and that engaging in this work collectively helps us to heal.
Octavia Nixon (she/her) has 15 years of experience working in different capacities within the field of education. She has served as an ELA and special education teacher, virtual and school-based instructional coach, and curriculum designer. Octavia has experience creating and revising literacy-based curricula in addition to developing standards-aligned curriculum material for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, D.C and leading state education agencies in adopting high-quality instructional materials and aligned high-quality professional learning with a focus on equity. Octavia earned a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and an Educational Supervisor Certification from Kean University.