Making A Way Out Of No Way

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


In person (Minneapolis, MN) and virtual

BBMW and AMI/USA Community Town Hall

October 14, 2021

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

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
  • Jill Evans of Goldenrod Montessori
  • Prudence Daniels of MomaHill Montessori

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 can call in with questions.

Click here to listen to the show!

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
  • Minnesota Montessorians for Equity
  • Wildflower Foundation Equity Initiative

Proceeds will benefit Morning Glory Montessori and the Black Montessori Education Fund.

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