Andriana Alexis, our speaker this week, puts it this way: "At Zeno, we envision a racially just world where child and family are doers and lovers of math. They seek to spark joy and inspire a love of math in young children and families through racial equity, family engagement, and play, all centered in the experiences of communities of color."
When Andriana isn’t traveling, dancing, or singing a show tune, she’s master-minding nonprofit development strategies and communicating the value of a mission. She joined Zeno in September 2020 as the Development and Communications Director providing leadership for advancing Zeno’s growth goals through capacity building and fundraising. She's passionate about philanthropy and resource generating, working to transform the landscape. Andriana also works with Social Justice Fund Northwest, and sits on the board member for Africatown Community Landtrust
Our speaker, Barbara Berthiaume a Sansei (third genration Japanese America) relates how racial discrimination and the threat to national security led to the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent. This happened while American soldiers in the 442nd, Nisei (first generation born American), EARNED HONORS:
• 21 Medals of Honor• 52 Distinguished Service Crosses• 560 Silver Stars (28 with Oak Leaf Clusters)• 22 Legion of Merit Medals• 15 Soldier’s Medals• 4000 Bronze Stars (1200 with Oak Leaf Clusters) •9486 Purple Hearts• 8 Presidential Unit Citations• Legion d’Honneur Unit Citation - French