Earlier this month, The Herald, a South Carolina-based newspaper, interviewed Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren. The interview addresses why DeLesslin returned to their home community, the Catawba Nation, and what their project as an Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow. In addition to supporting Native artists, computer coders, and creatives, DeLesslin is creating an app and website to teach the Catawba language. In doing so, they are reclaiming and preserving Catawba culture.
DeLesslin is one of thirty Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows. This Fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the Fellowship here.