Kierra Turnbull

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Kierra (she/her) is a first generation Afro-Caribbean, born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She moved to CT as a child and attended New Haven public schools. While attaining her B.B.A. from Temple University, she became dedicated to the movement surrounding teaching an accurate, all-encompassing version of Black Studies in classrooms. She was a co-organizer with the Black and Brown Coalition at Temple and an active member of The Saturday Free School in North Philadelphia - where she began studying the Black radical tradition.


Kierra began substitute teaching after graduation, in order to continue her life-long role of working with young people. She became involved with SEJ due to her passion for social justice and educational equity, especially pertaining to Black youth of the diaspora.