[CAN-DUH-KEE] Kandeke is a play on kandake, an ancient Nubian word meaning "warrior queen." This word has an empowering attachment to well-respected, uncompromising women in ancient African civilization, the cradle of all civilization. We are universal, too.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Spelman College is hosting a summit on LGBT student/faculty/staff experiences
Facilitating Campus Climates of Pluralism, Inclusivity, and Progressive Change at HBCUs
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College is hosting an historic summit as part of an Arcus Foundation funded project that has examined issues of institutional climate, gender and sexual politics at HBCUs.
The Summit is the culminating activity of a three-year advocacy project that engaged nine HBCUs on the particular experiences of LGBT students, faculty and staff in an attempt to facilitate institutional change that acknowledges, values and respects difference.
Our target audience includes HBCU administrators, faculty, staff, and students---including our nine partner institutions---organizations and interested parties whose social justice work relates to LGBT issues.
The Summit will present the results of the project, including issues that pertain to academic and student life; discuss research that places gender and sexuality in the Black community within a larger historical framework; and examine strategies and best practices that promote and support inclusive campus cultures.