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Presented By: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Masterclass in Activism with Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Register at https://fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/masterclass-activism-dr-johnnetta-betsch-cole

This Masterclass in Activism brings together in conversation Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, director of the Center for Racial Justice. Through the Masterclass in Activism, the Center for Racial Justice hosts noted activists and thought leaders who have made significant marks on the policy landscape.

From the speaker's bio:
Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a noted educator, author, speaker and consultant on inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility in corporations, educational institutions, museums and other workplaces. After receiving a Ph.D. in anthropology, Dr. Cole held teaching positions in anthropology, women’s studies, and African American studies at several colleges and universities. She served as President of both historically Black colleges for women in the United States, Spelman College and Bennett College, a distinction she alone holds. She also served as the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, as a Principal Consultant at Cook Ross, and as a Senior Consulting Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dr. Cole is currently the Chair and Seventh President of the National Council of Negro Women, an advocacy organization for women’s rights and civil rights. She serves as Special Counsel on Strategic Initiatives at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and a member of the board of the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation. She is also the dean of the Herndon Board Institute. Johnnetta Betsch Cole has authored, co-authored and edited several books and numerous articles for scholarly and general audiences. Her latest publication is Racism In American Public Life: A Call To Action. Dr. Cole has received numerous awards, and is the recipient of 70 honorary degrees. Throughout her career and in her published work, speeches, and community service, Johnnetta Betsch Cole consistently addresses issues of race, gender, and all other systems of inequality.
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