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Love Is at the Root of Resistance Virtual Book Launch Party!
June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Join us as we celebrate the launch of “Love Is at the Root of Resistance: Strategies of Activism, Advocacy, and Liberation” book by Activist, Author and Professor, Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams!
About “Love Is at the Root of Resistance: Strategies of Activism, Advocacy, and Liberation”
After a tumultuous 2020 and the witnessing of multiple heinous pandemics centered in social and racial injustice, this has compelled individuals to move, to act, to speak up, and to use their voices for the voiceless. With this new calling to speak truth to power, one may not know exactly how, when, where, or with whom to engage to develop their identities and to make critical changes happen. This can lead to a feeling of despair and no direction. Being filled with so much passion and fire and no idea where to fuel, recharge, or elevate one’s calling. “Love Is at the Root of Resistance: Strategies of Activism, Advocacy, and Liberation” is for you.
Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams AKA Dr. G, shares narratives of athlete, student and community activists in their journey to finding their voice and constructs models as frameworks of guidance for activists and their supporters as they navigate their campus and communities and build upon their advocacy and activism. So, take a knee. March for all Black lives. Utilize your voice. Recognize and leverage your privilege to speak truth to power, and let love be at the root of your resistance. May this handbook be a roadmap for your calling to engage and be empowered.
WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
- An autographed copy of “Love Is at the Root of Resistance: Strategies of Activism, Advocacy, and Liberation”
- Admission into the book launch party!
What to Expect:
A live reading from “Love Is at the Root of Resistance” by Dr. G
A Q&A session with Dr. G
An interactive Drink Recipe Tutorial and Toast from Happiest Ours
Giveaways & Prizes!
About the Author
Gyasmine George-Williams, PhD, also known as “Dr. G,” is an activist, credentialed socio-cultural practitioner, and professor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSU Los Angeles, a master’s degree in College Counseling and Student Services, and a master’s in Educational Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the University of La Verne. She earned her PhD in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University.
In addition to her academic background, she is the child of activists. Her father was a former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and mother served as an educational activist and as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 37 years. Dr. G’s research and passion includes student activism, students of color and faculty interaction, women of color in leadership, and Critical Race Theory in higher education. She is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout North America and internationally, including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), the Black Student Athlete Summit, the International Activism Conference, the Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, and at the University of Western Cape in South Africa.
Dr. G has created research-based models curated to honor and center the experiences of activists. The Activism Growth Model™ is a guide for student activists in this very timely moment on how to utilize their voices for change. The Black Athlete Activist Leadership™ model is designed to enable stakeholders (including coaches, administrators, and institutions) to serve athlete activists and activists of color holistically. She is also the founder of GGW Consulting, consulting rooted in advocacy.