Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Rashad Timmons

Rashad Arman Timmons is a community builder, keyboardist, writer, and Black feminist educator from Detroit. A beloved child of factory workers, urban gardeners, prayer warriors, and musicians, Rashad is a lifelong student of the ways Black folk manipulate and adorn the built environment to envision freedom. Rashad is completing his Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies and New Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His research explores how the built environment around us shapes our experience of race and vice versa. Specifically, he writes about how Black people use, disrupt, and appropriate urban infrastructure to reimagine space, honor ancestors, and defend Black life.

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