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Center for Community Engagement, Black Studies Present Lunch Talk on Race and Gender Inequality Within Academia

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image of speakerDeborah Gabriel, lecturer at Bournemouth University and founder of the Black British Academics network, is giving a brown bag lunch talk on “Lessons From the Ivory Tower” on Monday, Aug. 12, 12-1 p.m. in the Gordon White Building, Multi-Purpose Room. The free event is hosted by Black Studies and the Center for Community Engagement.

The “Ivory Tower”  is a project developed for the Black Sister Network, which was founded in the UK to explore and challenge race and gender inequality within and beyond academia. This research and first-hand testimonies from Black women in higher education exposes the mental, physical and psychological damage caused by institutional racism and sexism. This talk will highlight the personal experiences from the book “Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia.”

Fore more about Gabriel’s work, visit her website.