Sonia Lewis to speak Feb. 3 for UC ANR Black History Month
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Celebrate with ANR colleagues on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in February. UC ANR Black and Allied Staff in collaboration with the UC ANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alliance will host the activities.
Feb. 3, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting, will speak on “The Black lived experience is a matter of history.”
After nearly 20 years in the traditional classroom teaching history and social studies and managing a small magnet program, Lewis founded ASCRIBE Educational Consulting. Their focus has always been geared towards educational/racial equity and resource distribution. Since 2009, ASCRIBE Educational Consulting has centered on the development of programs and writing of curriculum for marginalized and vulnerable student populations. In addition, Lewis' work involves speaking and training around the topics of equity, race relations and social justice.
The California native holds degrees from Spelman College in Atlanta in history and psychology, a secondary teaching credential in social studies and a master's degree in education from San Francisco State University.
Feb. 10, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Virtual tour of the National Museum of African American Culture & History
Feb. 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Virtual tour of Yisrael Family Farms
Feb. 24, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Black Farmers Panel Discussion with Q&A
For more information or to offer suggestions, contact Esther Mosase, climate smart educator based in San Diego County, at firstname.lastname@example.org.