Our children are born with unsurpassable worth granted to them by a mighty God.
We must fight for them, everyday.
I write and talk about education
Hello from Minnesota.
I'm Citizen Stewart, an evangelical, husband, father, writer, speaker, essayist and education activist.
I amplify ideas that increase educational opportunity for black people, families, and communities.
I do this by challenging the dominant discourse about black people, our students, and our schools.
I am a voice of the never ended battle between my ancestors and their oppressors.
I am their enduring demand for FREEDOM.
Me in person
Philadelphia, PA: Panel Discussant on the black education movement past and present - 2017 Inaugural Fellowship of Black Male Educators
San Francisco, CA: Panel Discussant on bridging differences of opinion in school choice - 2017 PIE Annual Conference
Nashville, TN: Panel Facilitator on Parent Voice in Education Reform - 2017 National Summit for the Excellence in Education Foundation
Washington, D.C.: Panel Discussion on ESSA - National Newspaper Publishers Association
Washington, D.C.: Panel Discussion on Black voice in education - NABJ joint event with Citizen Education
Atlanta, GA: Panel Discussion on threats to school choice - National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Seattle, Washington: Keynote on Education Reform and parent power - Washington State Charter Schools annual conference
Chicago, IL: Panel Discussion on school choice and the Black community - Education Leaders of Color national convening
Sacramento, CA: Panel Discussion on Charter School leaders of color - 24th Annual California Charter School Association conference
Indianapolis, IN: Panel Discussant on "Building A Better Narrative" in education (UN
Washington, D.C.: Panel Discussion, Race, Social Justice, and School Reform - American Enterprise Institute
Washington, D.C.: Panel Discussion on Black parents and education activism - UNCF release of Building a Better Narrative report
Atlanta, GA: Panel Discussion on the NAACP's moratorium on charter schools - National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Seattle, WA: Keynote on Black educational activism - Black Education Strategy Roundtable
New Orleans, LA: Keynote on Student Activism - Students For Education Reform annual summit.
in the Media
When you have a lot to say, people often quote you. Well, if feedback is a gift, consider Citizen Stewart a philanthropist. Below is a selection of news stories that I have contributed to in one way or another.