Black Women in the Academy: A Seat that Serves All

Mar 9, 2021

3:00pm – 3:30pm CT

The purpose of this talk is to highlight the need and opportunity for doctoral programs to employ a universal design approach that integrates culturally relevant social support for Black women. An educator, a historian, and a chemist will share their experiences and learnings as Black women securing mentorship, finding community, and combatting imposter syndrome while pursuing their doctorates, illustrating how connection based on common experiences facilitates healing that can benefit all students.

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photo of Elissia Franklin
Elissia Franklin

Purdue University

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Ijeoma Kola

Cohort Sistas

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Wenimo Okoya

Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood Foundation