Making A Way Out Of No Way
October 14, 2021
LocationIn person (Minneapolis, MN) and virtual
Webinar MasterBlacks Believers and the Montessori Way
BBMW and AMI/USA held a Community Town Hall on October 14, 2021
“Making a Way Out of No Way: An Inspirational Conversation with Black Institution-Building Montessorians and Trailblazing Leaders in the Global Liberatory Education Movement” with featured speaker, Dr. Ayize Sabater, the first African-American male Executive Director for AMI-USA (Association Montessori Internationale/USA)
Town Hall Program Overview
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CT – The first hour was simulcast live on Dr. Ayize’s #UMustLearn weekly radio broadcast WPFW FM 89.3 in DC (globally at www.wpfwfm.org). Dr. Ayize led a panel dialogue with 3 Black Founders/Heads of school:
- BBMW & Town Hall Hosts, Pastors Timothy and Jessica Jackson of Morning Glory Montessori (Mpls)
- Jill Evans of Goldenrod (Wildflower) Montessori (Ohio)
- Prudence Daniels of MomaHill Montessori (Lagos, Nigeria)
Panelists will share their unique journeys to Montessori, why they are building Montessori schools, and how Montessori pedagogy is liberatory for Black children. Radio listeners will also be able to call in with questions.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CT – After a brief break, the second hour will be a dialogue between Pastor Jessica Jackson and Dr. Ayize Sabater. Pastor Jackson will facilitate and Dr. Ayize will share reflections on the first hour, his journey to and vision for AMI-USA, and answer questions from in-person attendees.
The Town Hall is a part of the Blacks, Believers & the Montessori Way (BBMW) community awareness and empowerment campaign started in 2019 in support of Morning Glory Montessori and sponsored by IMPACT LIVING Christian Center.
BBMW is made possible with generous support from The Sheltering Arms Foundation and through collaborative support from the following community partners:
- Montessori Center of Minnesota & Montessori Partners Serving All Children
- MN Montessorians for Equity
- Wildflower Foundation Equity Initiative
Proceeds will benefit Morning Glory Montessori and the Black Montessori Education Fund.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a GoFundMe donation, go to Black Boys Matter-Morning Glory Montessori School @ https://gofund.me/29229968