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Video: Elevating Black Student Voices

TCU’s College of Education hosted a Facebook live chat about how the college, TCU, K-12 schools and higher education institutions broadly can welcome and accept Black students and elevate their voices. The panel, moderated by M. Francyne Huckaby, associate dean of the TCU School of Interdisciplinary Studies and professor of curriculum studies, included:

  • Leslie Ekpe, second year doctoral student in the Higher Educational Leadership program at TCU
  • Dr. Jason K. Wallace ’09 M.Ed. ’10, higher education researcher and practitioner from Fort Worth, Texas and an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Shanel Jones M.Ed. ’16, Lower School Assistant Division Head at All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth. She earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from TCU, participating in the Principal Leadership Fellows Program

During the discussion, panelists answered questions about positive and negative aspects of their experiences at TCU, what educators at TCU and more broadly can do to create a sense of belonging for Black students, and how they advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in their current roles as students, administrators and educators.

You can watch the entire discussion in the above video or on YouTube and view resources for students and educators below:

Resources for TCU Students, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Resources for Inclusive Excellence, TCU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

TCU Black Alumni Association

Educating for Social Justice, Leslie Ekpe

A Pandemic Amongst a Pandemic: The Black Community Is Exhausted, Leslie Ekpe

Tempered Radical Leadership within the Academy in the Age of COVID-19, Leslie Ekpe

Journey for Justice Alliance

10 Tips for Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy, Kevin Kumashiro

Dear Teachers: You Can’t Love Your Black Students if You Don’t Know Them, Bettina Love

White Academia: Do Better., Jasmine Roberts