This week’s featured guest Channel Powe serves as an elected board member for the Balsz School District and as President of the Arizona School Board Association’s Black Caucus. Named the 2015 Advocate of the Year by the Arizona School Board Association, Powe uses her platform as a mom, policy maker and activist to fight for everything from police accountability and transparency to combatting disproportionate suspensions and bullying.
Channel Powe serves as an elected school board member for the Balsz School District, as President of the Arizona School Boards Association Black Caucus and is the Founder of Communities Engaged. Powe’s people first outlook is why she was named the 2015 Advocate of the Year by the Arizona School Boards Association. In 2014, she pulled together a coalition of Phoenicians to discuss police accountability and transparency. They strategically rallied together and were instrumental in getting newly elected Governor to veto a secret police bill, SB-1445. Powe uses her role to directly impact Arizona students and the board is currently in the process of creating a comprehensive equity policy to combat disproportionate suspensions and bullying. Her platform on the school board allows her to advocate for the community as a whole. Her most important job is being a mother to her 16 year old son.
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