Black Women as Educators and Social Activists

Wednesday 13 October - Saturday 30 October 2021

Lecture by Valerie Wade who will discuss the work of a number Black women of educators like Betty Campbell MBE and Nannie Helen Burroughs.


The presentation will provide biographical overviews of these esteemed women and explore the role of community within their educational practices. Mount Stuart Primary School in Cardiff and the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC are but two examples of educational institutions that were sites of profound community change. The presentation will locate the work of Black women educators in context with their respective communities and participants learn about Black women educators and their work inside and outside their classrooms.

17:05 Welcome by Dr Rose Roberto

17:10 Video presentation by Valerie Wade

17:45 Live Q & A session and discussion

18:00 – (18:05) Final remarks by Rose, Close

Light refreshments will be provided

This is a live streamed event open to anyone

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