Ebony Jackson is the Coordinator of the Women’s Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She completed her B.A. in Linguistics and her M.A. in Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education from Montclair State University. Ebony utilizes what is called “keyboard activism;” addressing social justice issues on social media. She is a member of the New Jersey Association for Black Educators, a collective of Black professionals in New Jersey working to address systemic oppression and discrimination in schools.
Ebony dedicates her life to educating others through discussing and addressing social justice issues and topics in and out of work. She finds it important to continue to expose folks to information they may not have or want access to in the efforts to work towards a more inclusive, safe, just, and affirming society. She shapes her approach from an intersectional lens with influence from Audre Lorde’s quote: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
The Stigmas and Stereotypes of the Black Woman Leader
Workshop Level: Intermediate
Visible Black women in leadership roles and positions often look the same: strong, assertive, aggressive, single, bitter, consumed by their work, among many other characteristics. This session breaks down and expands what a Black woman leader can and does actually look like.
Black Herstory: Black Women Leaders in History
Workshop Level: Advanced
This session takes a look at Black women in history who were leaders, some well known and some unsung heroes. It is important to learn, celebrate, and call upon our ancestors for knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration. Find your inspiration in this session.
March 6 – 7, 2020