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Led by the pain and power of system-impacted families, Sacred Generations was founded by Percilla Frizzell (Diné) and her formerly incarcerated husband (Shoshone). Both founders grew up impacted by generations of mass incarceration and continue to combat the legacy of cultural genocide. Percilla graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in education. After being a student and teacher in Teach For America classrooms, Percilla studied community organizing at the Harvard Kennedy School and also learned trial advocacy at UC Davis School of Law in partnership with the Yurok Tribe. Sacred Vote was recognized as a 2019 Fast Company World Changing Idea in the Social Justice, Experimental and General Excellence categories. Percilla is a 2018 Echoing Green Fellow and joined New Profit in the 2019 Unlocked Futures Accelerator backed by award-winning artist and activist John Legend. Most recently, Percilla was named a 2020 Roddenberry Fellow.
"Our proximity to pain and power brought us together
to protect sovereign families and honor the sacred."