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the collective

Together we must move like waves.

- adrienne maree brown​

Why "next world?"

Our name comes from the brilliant mind and spirit of the artist and activist Cristy C. Road. The word "next" implies continuity. We must build on and continue the good work of community organizers, artists, scholars, authors, teachers, mothers & fathers, and all transformative leaders—past and present—to cultivate and develop practices that establish connection to self, family, and community.


what we do

next world collective is a woman-owned small business offering solutions with a restorative approach. Each Restorative Equity Program is unique and specifically tailored to each organizations' strengths, needs, and vision. next world collective helps organizations create lasting and sustainable culture shifts towards true equity.

Our mission is to provide creative, community-building resources in the spirit of justice to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, class, and dis/ability.


The collective is committed to bringing circle processes, open dialogues, panel discussions, conferencing, peer guidance, and other restorative practices to institutions, organizations and communities.

the team


julia k. byrem

restorative practices / equity coaching


traci evadne currie

performative arts / communications


jacquetta malcom

yoga / reiki / herbalism


marylea quintana

visual arts education


casira copes

marketing & communications


becca morgan

media arts & journalism

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