CSULB’s Natalie Sartin, Featured Speaker at Next AAUW Luncheon, to Discuss 19th Century Black Women Activists in Education

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Natalie Sartin, lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Long Beach branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.   Sartin’s topic is:   “Lifting as We Climb”: The Relevance of the Critical Methods and Approaches of the Late Nineteenth Century Black Woman Activist to Educators Today.

Natalie Sartin’s doctoral dissertation looks at two Black women activists of the late 19th century, Anna Julia Cooper and Frances E. W. Harper, who employed several critical methods and approaches in their task of imparting skills for the regeneration of the Black race. This is otherwise known as “racial uplift.” Sartin argues for the relevance of these approaches to current educational leaders–how work by Cooper and Harper can inform pedagogical models of teaching African American students today.  She will also point out how this work relates to the importance of culturally relevant education for other underrepresented minority students.   In addition, the presentation celebrates the power and passion of these pioneering women.

The AAUW meeting will be held at Grace Brethren Presbyterian Church, 3955 N Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA 90808 beginning with a social at 9:30 a.m. and including a business meeting at 10:00 a.m. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.

Natalie Sartin is a lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. She currently serves as Faculty Advisor for the Africana Studies Student Association (ASSA) and is in her third year of a doctoral program in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fullerton.  She completed her undergraduate studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a second Master of Arts degree in English from California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests include cultural theories and pedagogies, African American literature, ethnic literature, and African-centered research methodologies.

The cost of the luncheon (turkey and trimmings; vegetarian meal also available) is $21.00. Those interested should RSVP to Judith Kaho at 562-429-2790 by Monday, February 2nd.

The AAUW Long Beach branch has been actively involved in the community since 1911.  AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to those with an A.A. degree or higher. For details about membership in AAUW and the local branch, visit www.aauw-longbeach.org.

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