Kiona Sinks

Community Engagement

Where were you born and raised?
Jonesboro, Arkansas.

What is your occupation?
Community engagement.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Riding my bike to get ice cream from a neighbors home.

What does Black History Month mean to you?
Black History Month means a time where we continue to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of those before us, to continue to educate others about the importance of many who paved the way to contribute to our society today.

What do you believe is the most important issue currently facing the Black community?
I believe the most important issue currently that is facing the Black community is not having access to resources. As many are starting to understand the importance of this issue, yet we still have ways to go to even the playing field.

When did you realize you were Black in America and what has that meant for your life?
I was raised with high confidence in my upbringing. To know Black Excellence has been a staple in our country for generations, contributing to the best of our society means people who look like me continue to be a force, while breaking barriers that we never knew existed.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration to push for change?
My biggest inspiration to push for change is my grandmother.

How have you supported or contributed to the local Black community?
I have supported the local black community here in Kansas City through my community activism. By tradeI pride myself as a social and civic innovator setting the standard for how young leaders should model in action community engagement, bringing forward generations of all sectors of professions to change the perspective on what community activism should model in our modern day world. I takes pride in giving back, with 10 plus years of consistent volunteerism and community engagement. With my contributions I have been able to bring forth grassroots efforts to promote change around mission -driven diversity and inclusion, while promoting social, and civic engagement.

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