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Join us Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 8 AM - 4 PM for a day of restorative dialogue focused on topics central to the education and critical mentorship of Youth of Color.  This year’s summit will amplify and highlight the voices, experiences, and leadership of Black Girls, as they cultivate Black Joy, highlight anti-racist pedagogies, and guide us to re(imagine) schools as spaces where they and their BIPOC peers thrive!
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Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Scholar, Activist, Author, Speaker
Dr. Venus E. Evans-Winters, formerly a Professor of Education at Illinois State University in the College of Education with faculty affiliation in Women & Gender Studies, African American Studies, and Ethnic Studies, is a scholar-activist, author, and speaker. She researches in the areas of Black feminist thought, critical race theory, educational policy, and qualitative inquiry. With years of experience as a psychotherapist and certified clinical trauma professional, Dr. Evans-Winters embraces resilience-building practices throughout her work. She is also a licensed school social worker and youth advocate with experience serving in South Africa and West Africa and participating in critical pedagogue (Paulo Freire) institutes across Europe, including Malta, Greece, and Spain. Currently, she serves as a Senior Researcher at the African American Policy Forum and is the Founder of Planet Venus Institute. You can view her profile on Psychology Today.
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