About the Facilitator:Xavier Danae MaatRa is a community organizer and activist from Southern New Jersey. For over a decade he has traveled the country as a organizer in the labor movement, social justice workshop facilitator and youth advocate. Prior to becoming the Training Consultant for the Chicago Freedom School, Xavier worked with the Drop-In Program at the Broadway Youth Center and helped build a coalition of youth agencies to strengthen youth programs on Chicago's southwest side. Xavier is a self-proclaimed music fiend, budding poet, and student of Pan African Studies. He's passionate about creating workshops that showcase the connection between popular education, people's history and the rhythms of Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz as tools of resistance, transformation, and political change.