APADS, Inc. will host its annual Graduation and Kente Donning Ceremony on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:30pm (PST) at the historic National Council of Negro Women, Inc. COUNCIL HOUSE in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Wendi Williams, Provost and Senior Vice President of Fielding Graduate University will this year's speaker. In a career spanning two decades, Williams’ work delves into the contours of Black women’s and girls’ inner lives, leveraging deep knowledge of their interiority as source content for the development of culturally-responsive educational and psychological interventions. Applying critical lenses of liberation psychology and Womanist, Black, and Intersectional feminist theoretical frames with an equity-centered systems power analysis, Williams develops and implements educational, wellness, and leadership intervention programming with individuals, groups, and organizations. Her work attends to the individual and organizational transformation required to foment the optimal growth and development of diverse women and girls, while attending to the organizational and societal systems-level change required for sustainable equity practice.
All APADS Alumni are encouraged to attend, wear their doctoral regalia and march in the doctoral procession. For more information: APADShelpdesk@gmail.com.