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Hello Liberated Genius Family! 

Thank you to all who made it out for the St. Louis Women's March on Saturday. It was great to hear the phenomenal speakers and see all of you supporting the cause with boldness. I had the privilege of walking behind and supporting two of our little geniuses, Mia Coleman-Hawkins and Lauryn Donovan, who were the youngest speakers. They were AMAZING! Check out my reflections of the magical event in my latest blog, and these inspiring videos and photos from the event.

"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. .... We have nothing to lose but our chains." -Assata Shakur; Video by QueenSit Productions. For more information, contact Manyara Shombay,

Missed the Liberated Genius Mastermind Event? Check out this video highlighting how we engage all students, use wellness as social justice, and collaborate with D.O.P.E. people to help educators assist students to reach their highest potential. View The Video

Thank you for your continued presence and dedication to equity, access and wellness.  #BeTheWork.
D.O.P.E. *Designers of Opportunities Pushing Excellence


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​Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Wydown Middle School

Crooked Room Conference & Town Hall: Black Girls & Women in Education
Saturday, June 9, 2018; 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Presented by UMSL College of Education: Find More Details Here
Character Chess
Designed to teach learners how to play chess and win in life. Coach Harlan B. Hodge teaches character lessons through the game of chess.

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Lauryn Donovan, the youngest speaker last year at the Women's March, and Mia Coleman-Hawkins, owner of Mia's Treats Delight, the youngest speaker this year.

Watch Lauryn's Speech
Therapy for Black Girls 
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
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Train 4 life Studios 
Check out 5 Fitness Hacks with Personal Trainer Brian Byrd or if you need a fitness and motivation company, contact Brian at (314) 369-6511.
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New Studies Find that Positive Feelings About Blackness Improve Academic Performance for Black Girls, 
Based off the work of Sheretta Butler-Barnes, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. “We found that feeling positive about being Black, and feeling support and belonging at school, may be especially important for African-American girls’ classroom engagement and curiosity,” Butler-Barnes added. “Feeling connected to the school may also work together with racial identity attitudes to improve academic outcomes.”
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The Games Black Girls Play, by Dr. Kyra Gaunt
The research from this video was taken from her book, The Games Black Girls Play which illustrates how Black girl games are black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of hand-clapping games, cheers and her own observation and memories of game-playing, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American music-making, and teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture. 
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Totes 4 Tomorrow 
TOTES (Today’s Outreach To Encourage Spirits) 4 Tomorrow serves those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. In addition, they provide free events throughout the year to give back and for commUNITY engagement. Join them at one of their programs and give back to the community. 
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If you would like to see your events/opportunities/resources related to social justice or wellness for youth or adults added, please contact us.
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