This Q & A Discussion will focus on: Freedom of assembly, the aftermath of the insurrection, and how white allyship may benefit minority communities in the future.

Taliyah Brooks is originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, and is currently a professional track and field athlete training for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. She attended the UofA where she received a Bachelors in Communication with a Legal Studies minor, and Masters of Communications with a focus on Sports Protest and athlete activist movements. In the summer of 2020, she and a friend co-planned “Fayetteville in Living Color” to promote education on social injustices to people of color, and create a unifying community event through art, fundraising, and positive social interaction.

Although she has lived in Fayetteville since coming to college in 2013, Taliyah is a proud native of Wichita Falls, Texas. She has 4 siblings and credits her parents and upbringing to make her into the young woman she is today.