Tuere Burns MEd 


Executive Director

Mama, servant leader, Freedom Fighter, educator, writer, author, and artist. Flowing with the positive energy, passion, and fervency of a true New Orleanian, Tuere is recognized internationally as a powerful voice for justice, equity and equality for people of Afrikan descent. Infusing activism, education, and art, she has had the honor of being asked to lend her voice, knowledge, experience and most of all passion to the NAACP’s Annual Conference, Malcolm X Day in Houston, Chicago, and Atlanta, Marcus Garvey Day in New Orleans & Detroit, Hands Off Assata! Campaign, the closing down of Tallulah Juvenile Facility, the Reparations Movement in Louisiana and Houston, Annual International Reggae Festival, just to name a few. She has served as chair for Black August International South, original member of the Angola 3 Coalition, Blackout Arts Collective, the Black Afrikan Arts Council, Step Up Louisiana, New Orleans for New Orleans Coalition, Critical Resistance, Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District and various other organizations particularly those regarding Black youth, the prison industrial complex, and political prisoners and numerous injustices that impair Black youth, leaders, and community. Tuere was contracted by Hands On Atlanta to produce the 16th annual Martin L. King, Jr. Service Summit in conjunction with The Martin L, King, Jr., Center for Non- Violent Social Change where she introduced the documentary, to “Trouble the Water” its directors, producers, and New Orleans activists to very broad Atlanta audiences; with BE-NOLA (Black Educators New Orleans) and Black Teachers Collaborative lending her expertise as an  Education Consultant on the need to empower other Black educators so they will provide the same to our youth; Produced the “We Are One” Summit of Youth in Service which is held semi-annually in New Orleans with youth-led workshops; and served as Director of the best seller, “I Am An Emotional Creature” by Eve Ensler (author and producer of The Vagina Monologues), where seven of New Orleans most talented 12-18 year old girls brought to life monologues and stories which are based on topics garnered from girls around the world.

In addition to BAR NONE, Tuere serves as the Creative Programs Director for Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center, Coordinator with the Louisiana Chapter of the Original Black Panther Party. Tuere is raising her 2 brilliant, artistic teens, Aisha and Zion, as a co-parent between 2 different states. Tuere holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and another in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Ethics, Equity, and Justice.