InterAction Initiative Inc. was co-founded by
Deandra Cadet and Taeyin ChoGlueck in 2015.
As two young women of color and former student activists, they set out to creatively pursue racial justice. Their work started with the mission of establishing a racial justice theater tool by and for young people of color. They spent several years engaging in youth-led organizing and experiencing the power of counter-narratives in social justice work.
The rise of campus protests in the fall of 2015 in response to racism on college campuses, the uncovering of campus sexual assault cases, and the mobilization around racial justice movements like BLM and Standing Rock, encouraged them to address the needs of young people of color at all intersections across the country.
InterAction’s work is rooted in Critical Race Theory’s understanding of counter-narratives and Intersectionality.