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A Conversation About Race, Class, Feminism & Spirituality
September 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This panel discussion is an opportunity to listen to the lived experiences of Black and Brown women when “we” assert our leadership voices. The conversation will also explore antiracist behaviors majority women and men can engage to disrupt silencing behaviors.
Andrea M. Garr-Barnes, MSW
Andrea is the sole proprietor of EQ Consultants. She has 15 plus years facilitating Implicit Bias Trainings, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Audits & Inclusive Conversations. She has broad experience in the areas of diversity, equity & intersectionality. She has created and facilitated DEI professional development sessions for faculty, staff, alums, student leaders and student employees. Andrea’s experience also includes facilitating DEI professional development for non-for-profit staff and corporate work environments.
Victoria is 19 years old and from Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She is a rising junior at Bryant University where she majors in Sociology and minors in Africana Studies and Human Resources Management. She sits on the executive boards for two clubs; president of Black Women’s Blueprint & Director of Native American Enterprise for the Multicultural Student Union. She also works in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion as a student program coordinator.
Attorney Althea Richardson-Tucker
Attorney Richardson-Tucker is a solo law practitioner with Richardson Law Firm located in Monroe, North Carolina. She has been practicing law for 30 years. She is licensed to practice law both in New York and North Carolina. She attended Northeastern University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and her Juris Doctor degree from Western New England University.
Dr. Saundra Curry Ardrey
Dr. Saundra Curry Ardrey, a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, specializes in voting and electoral behavior, conducts research on the political participation of women and minorities, and has made contributions to the extant literature through publications on the political beliefs and behavior of women in the African diaspora. An Ohio State University graduate, she is currently an associate professor at Western Kentucky University in the Department of Political Science and in the African American Studies Program.
Dr. Diana Fox
Diana J. Fox is Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at Bridgewater State University. She collaborates with scholar-activists in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Japan, researching gender and sexual diversity, ecological sustainability and women’s social movements.
Yolanda Dennis is the Chief Diversity Officer at Massasoit Community College. She also holds the positions of Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and ADA Coordinator ensuring compliance and conduct investigations that address and remedy instances of prohibited conduct such as discrimination, sexual misconduct, and harassment. With over 30 years in higher education, she has extensive experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, conflict resolution, and public policy. Yolanda advocates for having difficult conversations about challenging subjects including race relations, implicit bias, equity, and injustice.
Corday Silva, MSW
Corday Silva is a skilled a Child Welfare Social Worker in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Corday has actively participated in the Black Lives Matters Peaceful Protests.
Ebere is the founder of Rise and Lead Women in The Hauge, Netherlands. Rise and Lead Women is an education, connection, and event platform for women in leadership to connect, share knowledge, network and collaborate. We are focused on leadership advancement and financial inclusion of women in workplaces and the marketplace.
Dr. Sarah Medeiros
Sarah is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Doctorate in educational leadership. She has 10 years of experience working in special education, mostly in an urban setting. Her research interests include educational equity in the areas of race, disability and special education.