PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE US
THE UNSPOKEN TRUTHS
Founder - Delbert Richardson
Delbert Richardson is the Founder and Curator of the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths. The Museum chronicles the rich history of Africans in Africa prior to American Chattel Slavery, the experiences and impact of American Chattel Slavery and of the Jim Crow Era, while also detailing the many contributions African Americans have had on scientific, cultural, and technological inventions/innovations in the U.S., and the world.
The Museum’s mission is to re-educate learners of all ages, in a manner that leads to self- restoration and community healing, with the eventual goal of implementing its teachings into school curricula, institutions, and organizations committed to cultural competence and social justice.
Founder - Caprice Hollins
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. is co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations. Her experience includes opening and Directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools. Dr. Hollins is currently an Affiliate Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She works hard to balance her passion and commitment to equity and social justice while at the same time raising a family with her husband, Gary Hollins. Together they have two children, and she has three adult step children and two grandchildren.
ERIN JONES, LLC
Founder - Erin Jones
I was raised as an expatriate in The Hague, NL, where I attended the American School of The Hague. I returned to the US at 18 to attend Bryn Mawr college on a significant academic scholarship. Although my childhood dream was to serve at the UN World Court as either an interpreter (I speak 4 languages) or lawyer, I realized very early in my college career my talents would served best as an educator.
I have been involved in education 26 years, as a volunteer in a public school in North Philly, a substitute and private school teacher in South Bend, IN, an ELL, English and French Immersion teacher in Tacoma, an instructional coach and AVID (see avid.org) teacher in Spokane, Assistant State Superintendent and a school district director. I have worked in White communities, Black communities, and some of the most diverse communities in the nation. My husband (of 26 years) and I have 3 adult children.
I ran for State Supt in the 2016 cycle, because I believed we needed someone with long and effective experience in public education to be a voice for both students and educators. I was the first Black woman WA to run for statewide office. I lost that race by 1%.
I am leveraging the platform that was created to inspire students, educators and others and provide training for a variety of stakeholder groups on how to employ equitable practices to better serve ALL.