In recognition of Constitution Day, on Thursday, September 22, at 10:00 a.m. in Wilbur Steele Hall Art Gallery, Bennett College will host speaker Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, author of the acclaimed book The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System.
Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is an award-winning Ghanaian-American researcher, entrepreneur, and writer. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a minor in Economics. She is the youngest recipient of a CEDAW Women’s Rights Award by the United Nations Convention on the Elimination all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)— previously awarded to Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Her advocacy, research, and commentary lie at the intersection of social justice and quantitative analysis and she is featured widely in media outlets such as Bloomberg, NPR, Teen Vogue, Slate, and The New York Times.
Her new book, The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System, is the first collection to exclusively feature Black scholars and experts across economics, education, health, climate, criminal justice, and technology. The book has received praise from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors, Wes Moore, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and Chelsea Clinton. Currently, she is a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School studying public policy and economics.
In 2018, Anna Gifty co-founded The Sadie Collective, the only non-profit organization addressing the underrepresentation of Black women in economics, finance, and policy. She also co-founded the viral and award-winning digital campaign #BlackBirdersWeek.
This presentation is part of the Bennett College Academic Cultural Enrichment Series (A.C.E.S.). For questions about the program, contact Dr. T. Lael Simmons, Assistant Professor of Global Leadership and Global Leaders Activist Scholars Program Lead at email@example.com.
To watch online visit www.Bennett.edu/Live.
About Constitution Day (also known as Citizenship Day)
Each year, academic institutions that receive federal funds are mandated by the United States Department of Education to present annual programming related to the Constitution. Programming is held to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787.