Menelik Tafari is a liberation games artist-educator, facilitator-trainer, and peer-education program designer for social inclusion, ecological stewardship, and political advocacy. During the past decade he has developed programs for human relations, relational leadership, and human development programs. His courses have included Spanish 1-3, Connections (Human Development), Cartoons & Comics (Humanities), Games for Social Justice (Community Engagement), Robotics (Science), and Team Games (Wellness). His expertise includes Critical Gaming and Design Pedagogy, and developing peer-education programs for empathy and advocacy. Menelik received his BA in Liberal Arts at Soka University of America, with studies in the Facilitation of Play, Learning and Change; is finishing his MA in Serious Game Design and Research through Michigan State University; and will soon pursue doctoral studies in the same field. His research analyzes the intersections of play, learning, and culture through Simulation/Gaming & Gamification, Soka Education & Critical Pedagogy, Liberation Arts, and Sports for Peace and Conflict Transformation.