Meet Our Team

 
 
 

Jasen Frelot

Founder/Director

Jasen is a community organizer, father, early childhood educator, and social justice advocate based in Seattle. Along with being the Executive Director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, he has been made Kids and Race a full time job. Having been featured in Parent Map Magazine and on NPR's Seattle affiliate KUOW, the program has served over 500 people to date, and rising every month. His various actions around race and social justice have made front page news in Seattle and have been featured on the local news on numerous occasions. He has 15 years of experience working with children in various capacities.


Hannah Hong Frelot

Director of Operations

Hannah thrives on sharing her love of intersections between culture, racial and social justice, theory and practice. Her family and loving communities give her hope, life, and purpose. Working with children, education, and race, Hannah utilizes a critical eye towards art, media, and the construction of motherhood in order to create a better society for her family as well as the good of all. She supports mothering as a superpower and writes for radical healing and transformation.

 
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Benjamin Conrad Gore

Director of Children's Program

For over a decade, Benjamin has worked with human beings ranging in age from newborns to seniors in a variety of settings: teaching English as a Foreign Language in Nong Khai, Thailand, and later at The Evergreen State College; counseling at a group home for teenage foster boys in Lacey, Washington; organizing activities for a day shelter in London, England; as well as five years of classroom experience as a preschool teacher here in Seattle. Education is a passion, be it teaching or learning (sometimes it's hard to tell the difference). Other passions include music, art, conversation, imagination, and a good old fashioned game of baseball. He studied Educational Practice, Developmental Psychology, and Consciousness Studies.