2020 Susie King Taylor
MAMI WATA RISING
Like Susie King Taylor, the Institute adapted to its times, so the 3d annual Susie King Taylor Mami Wata Rising International Conference was virtual.
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, we had an exciting conference with speakers from the United States, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom via ZOOM. Videos to be posted soon...
Dr. Sowande Mustakeem, PhD
Dr. Mustakeem is Associate Professor of History and of African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her award-winning book Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage "offers provocative new insights into how gender, health, age, illness, and medical treatment intersected with trauma and violence transformed human beings into the world's most commercially sought commodity for over four centuries." Her research interests include: middle passage studies; gender and slavery; diaspora/black Atlantic studies, medical history, violence, maritime history, sexuality, and historical memory.
Audrey Peterman is President and Co-founder of Earthwise Productions, Inc., an environmental consulting and publishing firm focused on connecting the public lands system and the American public. She serves on the board of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Association of Partners for Public Lands, and the National Parks Promotion Council. Her book From My Jamaican Gully to the World: The Environmental Journey of Audrey Peterman describes her journey from her childhood in Jamaica through her life as an environmental activist and conservation professional.