Dr. Atim Eneida George ‘18 (GSLC, PhD) completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship with the University of California’s Santa Barbara (UCSB) Center for Black Studies Research (CBSR). Atim’s principal research at CBSR is entitled Black Mothers Matter!. This past May, she presented “Respect: Making Your Mess, Your Message: What I Learned About Courageous Truth-telling from Gender-based Violence” as part of her role at CBSR. The University of Mauritius will publish the eponymous book chapter in October 2021. Atim recently facilitated a series of biweekly workshops entitled Nzima.* The workshop was designed to serve Black students at UCSB and co-create a sacred space where interested students could come for affirmation and renewal. The online space afforded students and staff opportunities to share their stories and draw upon contemplative practices such as breath work and guided meditation to promote health and wellness. Additionally, Atim designed and delivered a 5-week seminar entitled “Black Women, Intergenerational Trauma, and Healing” which was developed for undergraduate transfer students under the auspices of [email protected], the seminar examined the complexities of misogynoir, the intersection of gender and racism. Graduate School of Leadership and Change cohort mates, Dr. Y. Falami Devoe and Rev. Tawana Davis were featured speakers on a panel addressing issue ranging from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the meaning of womanism.
Nicole D. Sconiers ‘10 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) had her piece, “Black Lives Matter and the Karen Surveillance State,” appear in Cultural Daily.