Kermit O

Kermit O

Kermit is a 4th generation Philadelphian and longtime educator. Understanding how schools reproduce relations of domination has led him to explore alternative formations — including land-based pedagogy and participatory action research — toward a practice of justice, regeneration, and liberation. Working more directly with communities in a lateral power dynamic, Kermit is working to develop educational programming that reimagines how people engage with each other across generations in shared struggle, mutual support, and the collective construction of knowledge. 

He has his sights set on the infrastructure and sociopolitical systems placed between people and land, tying up our labor, polluting our environments, disrupting ecosystems, driving desperate migrations, and fueling the climate crisis. He is eager to serve on FPAC to identify concrete steps toward breaking through the barriers between people and food — to enable a more immediate conversion of labor power to calories, and not only sustain, but regenerate communities, land, ecosystems, and the planet.