Tonia Burkett – Working for Equity

The AAUW of Port Townsend is honored to recognize Tonia Burkett as a vital woman of the global majority in our community. Ms Burkett earned her BA and MA degrees in Portland, OR and worked on her doctoral studies in North Carolina as a Ford Foundation Fellow. Her work is centered on community organizing and education through consulting and workshops. She has her own company, USAWA, which is Swahili for “equity” [click for info]. Here in Port Townsend she has worked with Black Lives Matter of Jefferson County and other groups on anti-racist education and training building safe, respectful community cohorts who share accountability for their learning. Her work model is based on “spiritual economics” and respectful, loving, relationship building.