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Growing Together as Allies Fall Speaker Series

Voices for Change: Voting, Advocacy, and Action

The Strengths of Black Families

Presenter: Denise McLane-Davison

November 16, 2021
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Photo of Denise McLane-DavisonDr. Denise McLane-Davison, associate professor of social work, at Morgan State University, utilizes Black Feminist/Womanist/Africana (BFWA) epistemologies to center the restoration of human dignity and worth. Dr. McLane-Davison’s research disrupts systems of structural oppression, while focusing on innovative strategies towards transformation, reconciliation, and liberation. Dr. McLane-Davison is a visual storyteller utilizing cultural memory intentional centering of African diasporic history and culture in the digital humanities genre to provide an interdisciplinary and intergenerational knowledge bank for public and academic scholars through her training in Black Digital Humanities (BDH)and Black Spatial Humanities. She is the founding researcher and archivist of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (NABSW) National Repository at Morgan State University and the recipient of The HistoryMakers, Inc. 2020 National Digital Humanities Award, as well as the 2020 Faculty Women of Color in The Academy Zenobia L. Hikes Teaching-Research National Award Winner, and a newly appointed member of the Commission on Research, Council on Social Work Education.

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