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From Brown II to Today: A Discussion with the NAACP LDF

On May 21, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund hosted a web event with (newly) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah Jones and LDF President Sherrilyn Ifill. The discussion focused on Brown II, which is the less well known but equally...

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On COVID & Integration

This week, both Nikole Hannah-Jones (interviewed by Dometi Pongo for MTV News) and Ibram X Kendi (in his essay for The Atlantic) expressed how, one more time, communities of color are suffering disproportionally from this pandemic in the most acute and violent ways....

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Hellos and Goodbyes

This weekend, we celebrated the life and work of our beloved founder, Courtney Everts Mykytyn. Members of the Integrated Schools parent board, advisory board, and chapter leaders convened in Los Angeles, Courtney’s hometown, to grieve and mourn together. After a private service for family and friends, Saturday evening was a specific time set aside for the beautiful community she created to gather to celebrate her life’s work and the growing movement of Integrated Schools. 

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Tragedy Strikes the Integrated Schools Family

Though many of you may have already heard, it is with the saddest possible hearts that we share the devastating news that our beloved Executive Director and Founder, Courtney Everts Mykytyn, passed away on Monday afternoon. She was struck by a car in front of her house and was killed instantly. 
We can never replace Courtney, but we can ensure her legacy continues to grow through Integrated Schools. She wanted this thing to stand on its own two feet, and we can assure you it will. There is a dedicated group of us, her “all-volunteer army” as she called it, who is as committed as ever to continuing and growing this movement. We want to assure you that the team she built of dedicated integration warriors is here, grieving, but determined to make her proud. 

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