Keynote Speaker


Maleka Diggs

Maleka Diggs (She/Her), “Disruptor of Monoliths,” is an unschooling advocate, community organizer, presenter, and trainer that centers equity and inclusion, especially BIPOC communities, serving families, schools (public and private), and alternative learning spaces through her organization, Eclectic Learning Network. 


She is also co-founder of the Philly Children’s Movement, a multi-racial and multi-generational collective of families talking, playing, and “rising up” for racial justice! 


Her work explores the intersections of race, parenting, and education, its impact on Black and Brown peoples and those within under-represented communities while exploring ways to pivot away from harmful practices toward liberatory-centered approaches through unschooling and partnership-based learning practices.


For the past six years, ELN has created more than 300 offerings in Philadelphia, inspired by the voices of its community members. In 2019, ELN officially expanded its reach as an international resource for liberation-centered learning. She is also co-founder of Philly Children’s Movement, curating training and workshops in community and schools to “rise up for racial justice," and member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education Board of Directors.

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