Rajni Shankar-Brown, an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of poverty and homelessness, diversity and inclusion, and social justice education, is featured in our Art Corner. She is an associate professor and the Jessie Ball DuPont chair of social justice education at Stetson University. Through her research, scholarship and service, Shankar-Brown is committed to transforming education and positively impacting the lives of marginalized students, particularly children experiencing poverty and homelessness in the United States. She is also an accomplished multi-media artist, and, in this issue, she shares her spoken word poem that depicts her concern and anguish regarding schooling today as well as the small “morsels of light” that inspire hope for her children’s educational future.
Shankar-Brown, R. (2016). Transforming EducaSHUN to EducaSUN: Replacing Iron Bars with Sunbeams. National Youth-At-Risk Journal, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.20429/nyarj.2016.020108