Courtney Martin, speaker, blogger and author, is the recipient of the Worldmaker Community Weaver award. She resides in a co-housing community in Oakland, California with her family.
The Community Weaver Award is presented to a community-based collaborator deepening social trust by celebrating diversity and inclusion, cultivating a sense of belonging and mattering for all. Courtney beautifully captures the heart of this award. She is an active advocate for racial equality and uses her writing and platform to bring awareness to a broad range of injustices.
Courtney is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, FRESH Speakers, Bay Area of Integrated Schools and the author of four books, including her most recent Learning in Public; Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter’s School. She writes on the education of white families and the importance of breaking established classist and racist barriers. Courtney intelligently and compassionately questions assumptions and fears of parents navigating school choices for their children. The book challenges deep rooted racial injustice within American school systems and communities.
Courtney sat down with Worldmaker founder Mollie Marti on Resiliency Matters TV to talk more about the award, her writing and life’s work to narrow the gap of having no normal.
“I deeply believe that teaching our kids how to be in community, how to be in multi-racial, multi-class community, is the best thing we can do for our own kids, but also allows us to spread resources.”
To find more of Courtney’s work and inspirational words, please visit her website or subscribe to her weekly newsletter.
We honor Courtney for her inspiration to challenge injustices, her kindness while teaching others how to contribute to systems that serve all of our children and her vibrant hope that we can collaboratively weave a brighter future.