What you will learn:

Coined by philosopher and sociologist Paul Gilroy, the Black Atlantic is the transnational cultural construction created through the spreading of African people across the world (the African Diaspora) as a result of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It is a web of multi-culture in the western hemisphere and beyond, all rooted in the original cultures of those who were victims of the Slave Trade and their descendants.

The Black Atlantic embraces the hybridity and creolization that has occurred with African cultures through diasporic formations, and celebrates both the similarities and differences between what has morphed into multiple cultures and ethnic groups. The entirety of the world has been impacted by the Transatlantic Slave Trade, especially those places that make up the Black Atlantic – a figurative continent created through the spreading and mixing of Black people (people of African descent) with white people (people of western European descent), Native people to the Americas, and people of Asian descent. Come learn about the evolution of Blackness, and connect to how Black people and culture have influenced your way of being.

About the instructor:

A Specialist in Decolonization, Shaunda Lewis is a social and spiritual entrepreneur and scientist committed to moving humanity into a brighter age. A dynamic visionary, innovator, and systems architect and alchemist, she is dedicated to developing the structures for all to be their authentic selves and thrive. A daughter of Caribbean immigrants to the United States, her unique perspective of belonging to multiple cultures, holding a plethora of distinct identities, and navigating social constructs that never made the space for her full self, allows her to understand the need to create spaces that work for us all. Shaunda’s primary enterprise, Stone and Grace, is focused on deconstructing antiquated systems, structures, and ways of thinking in order to build back better, anew, and create spaces that work for us all. She is in the business of decolonizing spaces, places, and people, and liberating hearts and minds to strengthen the individual and collective disposition to thrive. As a Black woman and first generation American from Greater Boston, Shaunda is an avid promoter of multi-culture and anti-racist best practice. A master facilitator, certified professional coach, and adult educator by trade, as well as historian and numerologist by training, she influences growth through building knowledge and consciousness.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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