Jessyca Matthews, a Flint high school teacher, is among seven finalists to become NEA’s 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year – and you can help her win by voting!
Matthews has used her voice and her story to inspire students and move them to action. She has written poetry and a play to bring community and national attention to the Flint water crisis. Her students have been moved to use creative expression to channel their responses to the crisis. They have also developed collaboration with students in Lansing, finding the power of their collective voices to advocate for clean water.