Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter she/her

2021 Fall Programs

MA, American Studies, Washington State University

BA, English & Minor, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Washington State University

  • Owner, Uzuri* Consulting & Productions
  • Founder & Director, Alphabet Alliance of Color (AAoC)
  • Station Manager, KVRU 105.7 FM 

Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter (aka Ms. Lulu or LuluNation) – she/her pronouns –  is a Media Justice Advocate, Educator, and Organizer.  Currently, she is the Station Manager of KVRU 105.7 FM in SouthEnd Seattle; a Performance & Media Arts Teacher at Seattle Girls’ School, a social justice and STEAM middle school; Director of Alphabet Alliance of Color (AAoC), a grassroots organizing alliance for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC); Teacher Advisory Board Member at MoPop Museum; Community Advisory Board Member at Seattle Theatre Group (STG) and member of  Washington State Advisory Board to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She has worked and performed for over 15 years in Seattle with community organizations that helped to form her analysis around youth and intergenerational work, gender-based violence, media justice, art, and cultural work:  Washington Hall, Ladies First Project of Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), VoicesRising, Asian Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center (now APIChaya), Pinay sa Seattle (now GABRIELA-Seattle), OnTheBoards, the Service Board (tSB), YouthSpeaks, and as as a former Commissioner and Co-Chair of the City of Seattle LGBT Commission, and worked as a consultant at organizations such as Roots Young Adult Shelter, YouthSource, and YouthCare. 

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