Janelle Wood founded the Black Mothers Forum in Arizona in 2016. The organization strives to dismantle systemic racism and ultimately create a safer, more inclusive environment for children and families. Janelle has an economics degree from Arizona State University and a master's degree in biblical leadership from Phoenix Seminary. She is the founder of a homeless ministry and served as a teacher, coach, and mentor to women released from prison. In May 2021, Janelle partnered with the Prenda Microschool Network to launch a chain of K-8 microschools in her community to address the injustices she seeks to rectify in the large education system.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.