How can we work collectively for equality in a diverse democracy, i.e. a "just culture"? This talk will explore the challenges associated with race, class, power, fear and rage through the lenses of an “outsider” immigrant, woman, and urban mother, and try to offer practical solutions for building coalitions and community.
Dr. Ellis-Williams is the Chair, African/African-American Studies, Director of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at New Jersey City University. She is the Vice Chair for the board of New Jersey Institute of Social Justice, a Minister at Bethany Baptist Church, in Newark NJ. Antoinette is author of Black Gardenias: A Collections of Poems, Stories, & Saying From A Woman's Heart, producer, director and writer for documentary Lee Hagan: Connecting Generations and Scarf Diaries: A Play About Women, Life and Entanglements. Other research interests include work on Immigrants in the African Diaspora; Urban Politics; Youth, Women and Empowerment; Social Justice and Race, Civil Rights; Immigration; Cultural Diversity and African American Male Issues. Ellis-Williams graduated from Seton Hall, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; the University of Pittsburgh, Master’s of Public Administration and graduated from Cornell University, Ph.D.
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