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Meeting ID: 835 7406 3710 | Passcode: 907672
JCTC’S TALK SERIES “BLACK SPACE” WITH ASHLEY NICOLE BAPTISTE CONTINUES SEASON TWO EPISODE TWO WITH ACCOMPLISHED PUBLIC SPEAKER AND DIASPORIC EDUCATOR BILL DAVIS. THEY WILL HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT SINGLE BLACK FATHERHOOD THROUGH FB LIVE, ZOOM WEBINAR, and YOUTUBE.
Baptiste, an actor and a veteran youth theatre educator with the JCTC Youth Theatre and the Stories of Greenville initiative, “I want to create an intentional safe space where Black artists from around the world can come together and have a human-to-human exchange about art, race and life,” she says. “This series is about expansion, and pushing past preconceived notions of blackness.”Baptiste's next guest is Bill Davis.
Bill Davis was raised in Plainfield, NJ. He is a diasporic educator and servant leader author, trainer and public speaker with over 40 years of experience in education, corporate and community settings; and the President & CEO of Babas Legacy LLC,. In the education arena Bill has worked at Rutgers University and NYU among other institutions and his work has been manifested by assisting schools build inclusive environments for students and staff that are committed to equity. He has partnered with various organizations for diversity and inclusion training and community uplift efforts including clients such as Nike, GlaxoSmithKline, county and state government offices. Bill has been an adjunct faculty at Rutgers since 2009 and an active member of several local and national organizations. In addition he has traveled and participated in mission trips to South Africa, Haiti, Cuba and other African and Caribbean countries.
Most importantly, he is a single father to four incredible children. He is profoundly grateful to his children aka ‘the crew’. They have been the wind beneath his wings.