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Student Participant


I’m a Senior originally from Troy, MI. Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, I never interacted much with the city itself. Although I live some 25 minutes from Na’s house, I was stunned with the difference between our realities when I met her in January of 2014. Having worked with her for 2 years, it is amazing to see all of the dedicated people who have now felt her call and joined her organizing efforts. Auntie Na’s Harvesting Unity is becoming a wonder of solidarity work. I’m terribly excited to graduate and begin working with her full-time this February.


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