Meet Micknai Arefaine. She is a cultural organizer, consultant, and facilitator. She is a founding member of the Radical Imagination Collective and lead organizer of its annual gathering Opening Space for the Radical Imagination. She has received several awards for her culturally aware and equity-focused leadership.Micknaiis a doula with the Community Doula Program (CDP)and a curriculum developer with the CDP-Community College Democratizing Doula Training Project.She has Masters in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University where she was instrumental in launching AYA-Womxn of Color Initiative, served as Vice President of the Black Graduate Student Association, and Vice President of Social Justice for the Coalition of Graduate Employees (Local 6069). Her graduate research was conducted with her community of women in Northern Ethiopia where she learned how they model, express,and reflect the values of community, trust, care,stability,and futurity through their perceptions and sentiments regarding social and political change. She enjoys her trips to Ethiopia, reading comic books and speculative fiction, long phone calls with friends and family and spending time in the forest, river, and ocean.
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