My name is Sharee Fowler (she/her), and I am a Gen Xer and native North Carolinian. I grew up at the intersection of white southern womanhood, family trauma, the Protestant work ethic, and learning the values of education and public service. I have spent most of my life trying to understand the gifts and privileges of my upbringing and working to repair the individual and collective harm that is also a part of my story.
For 20+ years I have been involved with efforts to help advance meaningful social change through advocacy and grassroots community organizing strategies. I currently serve as a faculty member and the director for the Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership program at my alma mater, Salem College. In addition to teaching, I am a Courage and Renewal® Facilitator and co-facilitate Circle of Trust experiences for people working in higher education and the nonprofit and public sectors. I also am a steering committee member for the Forsyth Freedom Federation and a member of the Voices of God’s Children, a multi-racial community choir dedicated to the preservation of African-American spirituals as a musical art form.