Sharea Ayers is an advocate for Black History. Her passion was sparked as a child gravitating to any and all information about how Black people took initiative in creativity, business, community, and family. What began as an offering for students has now expanded to city-wide celebrations. Juneteenth Jubilee 2021 will feature a collection of Black businesses on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashions with performance, discounts, food, games, activities, and more. Sharea joined Detroit is Different to share the vision of Juneteenth Jubilee and more.
The talent was recognized in Sharea Ayers at a young age through artistry. Sketches, paintings, Black history, and Women’s history were a mix of interests Sharea had as a child. Today these interests carry on in her career. Sharea is the student that loved school and became a teacher. Over ten years of teaching from rural Ohio and Detroit city have provided her a better understanding of support resources needed for students. Now, Sharea supports Parents with projects and programming. We discuss her story and relationship with her Parents having a working mother and father who spent much of her childhood incarcerated. She opens up about the testament of her mother and the struggle of her father. Through that journey how her connection to learning has grown with students, parents, and teachers in the process of learning.