NCORE Webinar Series
And Then They Came for Me, and No One was Left: The Inequities of Cancel Culture
Recorded November 18, 2020 | Captions and sign language interpretation provided
90 min | $25.00 | Purchase this webinar
Recently, pop culture has coined a term known as “Cancel Culture”. Cancel Culture is defined as promoting the boycotting of different people, companies and systems for misalignment of social values (Nguyen, 2020, p.7). But does this style of coping promote survivorship? Does it encourage systemic change towards social justice? Does it build resilience among community members? Paton (2007) asserts that community resilience is the capacity by which its members and the systems that facilitate its normal activities adapt in ways that maintain functional relationships in the presence of significant disturbances (p.7). Join us as we explore the inequities of Cancel Culture through the lens of restorative justice practices and concept of constructive resistance with the goal of promoting community resilience. This session is intended to benefit those interested in the impact of social media activism on our goals as a community focused toward equity and resilience.
Sabrina Griffith, SHRM-CP, CDP
Sabrina Griffith is a consultant, trainer and strategist who works to encourage inclusion and belonging in corporations, businesses and organizations as they strive to create equitable practices. Sabrina is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and a DiversityFIRST™ Certified Diversity Professional (CDP). She has worked extensively in student affairs and operations, leading residential programs, advocacy, emergency response and student support services. With more than ten years as a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioner, Sabrina develops and facilitates engaging and comprehensive sessions on DEI topics including gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ allyship, bias, race, colorism, and classism to name a few.
Ebony M. Ramsey, M.Ed.
Ebony M. Ramsey has been an active proponent for students, equity and inclusion since her high school years. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, her passion, awareness and drive has led her to become a true catalyst for change in all she does. She received her undergraduate degree in Theatre and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ebony then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a historically Black college in Greensboro, NC. She is a current doctoral candidate in the PhD program in Higher Education & Leadership at Colorado State University looking to graduate in the spring of 2021. Ebony has a passion for working at historically Black colleges and universities which is the focus of her scholarly work. She has worked at several institutions working primarily in student life. Ebony currently serves in the capacity of assistant dean for student involvement at Maryville University in St. Louis. As a Student Affairs Professional, Ebony’s commitment to the holistic development of students is unwavering. She is a change agent and continually works to make the world better for all who encounter it.