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Category: Education

Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D – Educator, Filmmaker, Author

What hasn’t Ava Thompson Greenwell accomplished? Since 1993, she’s taught broadcasting, writing, reporting and producing at Medill/Northwestern University and has held several administrative positions. In addition to her Bachelor and Masters degrees in journalism, Ava has a Phd in African American Studies. She directed and produced “Mandela in Chicago,” a…
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Nyasha Williams – Author, Activist, and Former Kindergarten Teacher

Author, activist and former kindergarten teacher, Nyasha Williams – who was adopted into a trans-racial family – grew up in South Africa and the U.S. A former kindergarten teacher and author, her picture book, “I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids” was inspired by the words Nyasha…
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Jo Weldon – Burlesque Performer, Teacher, Author, Educator, Activist

Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Jo Weldon! A pioneer/authority in the neo-burlesque movement, she is one of the most recognized burlesque instructors in the world. Jo founded the New York School of Burlesque in 2004 after spending some 30 years stripping, modeling and being immersed in queer-punk movements. She’s the author…
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Angie Durrell – Violinist, Educator and Social Entrepreneur

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/mmajhh/CWCW_121620_AngieDurrell_V1.mp3 Angie Durrell makes beautiful music and encourages others to do so too. The Ecuadorian-born violinist, educator and social entrepreneur is the Founder and Executive Director of INTEMPO, an inter-cultural organization whose goal is to make classical music and native instruments relevant, accessible and inclusive. Tune in to learn…
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Rosemarie Truglio – PhD, Senior V.P. of Curriculum at Sesame Workshop

It’s hard to imagine there’s anyone who hasn’t heard of Sesame Street. You’re about to meet and get to know one of the driving forces behind this iconic, beloved and groundbreaking television series. Rosemarie Truglio, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Curriculum and Content at Sesame Workshop, and…
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