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Guest Expert Webinar: Supporting Black Students and Mentees

Wanda Swan, MA
Founder, Swan Center for Advocacy and Research

8/18/2020 (Tuesday), 2:00pm ET

Participants will learn strategies for identifying and combatting anti-black racism in classrooms, how to most effectively support black students and colleagues, and how to proactively contribute to diverse and inclusive campus communities.

 

Wanda Swan, MA, Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities: Supporting Black Students and Mentees: “We are failing Black students who purchase overpriced school apparel, who show up for class, who have registered for your classes, who have already taken note of your anti-Blackness and created coping mechanisms for survival, who are returning to campus after experiencing yet another pandemic that has statistically impacted their demographic in disproportionate numbers. This, after hearing that Breonna Taylor’s killers have not been arrested, that George Floyd will never again have the opportunity to be a father to his daughter, that Rayshard Brooks did not live to attend his daughter’s birthday party, and that so many others, many who look like them, are related to them, are being killed by a pandemic of anti-Blackness. We must acknowledge the conscious decisions we make within the realm of our control to stay complicit and non-racist when the global consciousness calls for so much more.”