Max Freedman is a journalist, teacher, and theater artist based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He is the creator, producer, and host (with Mark Winston Griffith) of School Colors, a limited podcast series about race, class, and power in American cities and schools. He is also the executive producer of Making the Call, a new weekly podcast about bioethics and COVID-19, and one of the creators of Unsettled, a podcast about Israel-Palestine and the Jewish diaspora. He is a facilitator with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute, where he teaches cultural organizing and urban education. As a Senior Educator at the New-York Historical Society, he created History on Broadway!, an enrichment program using musicals to teach American history in public school classrooms. He holds an M.S. in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons School of Design and a B.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University. Freedman plans to spend his Spencer Fellowship year reporting and producing an audio docu-series on the diversity plans for three New York City school districts.