Black Mothering: Anti-Black Racism and a Theory and Practice for Educational Futurity
This workshop will focus on Dr. Brady's thesis research which examined Black mothers’ conceptualizations of systemic racism in schooling, the impacts of anti-Black racism, and resistance strategies employed to combat anti-Black racism. Her study engages the idea of parenting for survival and looks specifically at the role and intervention strategies of Black mothers who navigate these complex anti-Black systems, and how Black women’s social-political identities can help mobilize Black student learners. Her research offers a new orientation to understanding the nuances and complexity of Black mothering from a community-oriented and strength-based approach..
Dr. Janelle Brady (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University (X University). She is an anti-racist educator, activist-researcher and community organizer.