Board of Directors
Since relocating to Asheville in 2011, Sekou Coleman has dug in deep, showing up with support, participation, and leadership on countless initiatives aimed at building a more equitable community for all people. He is the project manager for Southside Rising, a community-driven collaboration involving legacy residents from the historic black neighborhood of Southside Asheville and organizations based in or working for the benefit of the Southside community. Sekou also holds the role of Facilitator of Strategic Collaborations for Word On The Street/Voz De Los Jovenes, a program that centers the strengths and interests of youth of color in the production of a bilingual online arts and culture magazine. In addition to devoting time and talent to working with Journeymen, he is a board member for Bountiful Cities, an urban agriculture nonprofit and also a member of the core leadership team for CoThinkk, a giving circle that invests its time, talent and treasure to accelerate positive changes in communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Sekou’s son initiated with Journeymen in 2013 and is a regularly staffing J-Man to our ROPAW weekends. Both father and son have since been moving into more leadership roles with Journeymen, passing the torch to the next generation.
From 2007 to 2015, Brent served as a board member for the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, and from 2007 to 2014 for Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Brent regularly staffs our weekend rites of passage experiences and participates in our ongoing mentoring program.
Spring 2020 ROPAW
Enroll a boy or sign up to staff our spring rite of passage adventure weekend.
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