#FollowFriday: Black Talks 2020
Bernadette Benjamin recently graduated Bard College with a bachelor's degree in sociology. As a student, her academic focus was on Black and Asian studies. Her senior project examined how Black women conceptualize the effects of their identity on their ability to participate in a community in Japan. In addition, Bernadette is interested in how to mediate inequities within systems of education within America. She is aspiring to be an education lawyer, particularly focusing on the treatment of Black students in public schools, and an author. She aims to continue to mentor young people to give them the skills they need to be a better version of themselves.
Sage Swaby is a rising junior at Bard College studying Written Arts and American Studies. On campus, she is a co-Trustee Leadership Scholar of the Black Body Experience, co-head of the Womxn of Color United club, and co-head of the Caribbean Student Association. Her dream profession is to be a journalist. She is passionate about community support and protection for all black womxn and femmes as well as learning more about police and prison abolition.
Talaya Robinson-Dancy was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a rising senior at Bard College and will be graduating in 2021 with a degree in Historical Studies with a minor in Africana Studies. Talaya has created and executed many projects including Black Talks 2020, The Black Body Experience Conference, and Sincerely Black. She aims to give back to her community through providing safe and fun spaces to share resources and facilitate conversations that lead to change in various communities.
To hear clips from their discussion with the Women & Covid-19 summer course, head to @BardCCE on Instagram! Check out the sources below to connect with Sage, Bernadette, and Talaya and their work.
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Post Date: 07-24-2020