The New Hope Solebury Cares Speaker Series continues as we recognize .... Join us on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm in the New Hope-Solebury School library. We welcome Gayle Evans, Peace Center Director of Leadership & Community Engagement who will be joined by the Barbara Simmons, Peace Center Director. Light Refreshments will be provided.
Building, strengthening and restoring relationships through courageous conversations and difficult dialogue with people of diverse backgrounds are the pillars of her work; believing that we cannot create meaningful relationships with others or enhance the lives of those we do not understand. She has dedicated her entire professional and personal life advocating for economic, racial, gender, and educational equity for marginalized populations beginning with her 20 year career as an Academic Advisor and Director of Tutoring Services for the ACT 101 Program at Bucks County Community College. A state funded program, ACT 101 provided support services to students who were academically underprepared and financially disadvantaged so they would successfully complete postsecondary education. In addition, she served as an adjunct instructor in the Language and Literature Department while at BUCKS.
Gayle also spent several years working for JWJD Financial Services, Inc. as a consultant and grant writer for non-profit start-ups as well as the United Way of Bucks County where she served as a 21st Century Community Learning Center, Project Manager. Professionally trained in Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Restorative Practices, Cross-Cultural Awareness as well as Diversity and Inclusion. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and attended Holy Family University. Readily admitting that her role as the mother of six uniquely gifted African-American daughters is the catalyst for her vision, she believes that all individuals should be afforded economic, educational and social opportunities to achieve successful life outcomes.
7-8pm Creating Racial Equity in Education: Gayle Evans and Barbara Simmons
8-8:30pm Coalition Meeting
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