Community Organizer, Spoken Word Activist, and PhD in Leadership and Change student Kavon Ward, has teamed up with fellow activists in California to launch Anti-Racist Movements (ARMs) Around the South Bay (LA). The mission of ARMs is focused on “Mobilizing families to raise anti-racist children and enact change in our community through organized action.” The group provides a space for involvement and education to engage in deep conversations about privilege and race to enact change. Ward brings years of demonstrated experience in community leadership to the group and has extensive expertise in nonprofit organizational development, grassroots organizing, governmental relations, and volunteer management.
Dr. Harriet Schwartz ’09 (GSLC, PhD) served as the keynote speaker for the Cedar Crest College summer 2022 faculty development day. With Relational Cultural Theory as a foundation, Schwartz presented her work on relational teaching. In addition, she engaged the faculty in dialogue regarding authenticity, role, and relational clarity in the teaching space. Schwartz is a Professor of Relational Practice and Higher Education in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change.