We are thrilled to announce our (Virtual) Seacoast Moms Speaker Series on Race! After the murder of George Floyd, we at Seacoast Moms are taking a good, hard look at ourselves as a website. From asking who we serve to whose voices we amplify, we are doing work to make our site better. To be better. We are late to this, we realize, and also know there is a lot of work ahead.
As a site by and for moms, we are compelled to do something valuable with our platform during this time.
Beginning Thursday, July 23rd, we are hosting our first ever online speaker series. We’re talking to Black parents about race, raising anti-racist kids, how white parents can be allies, and what it’s like raising Black children on the Seacoast.
How to join the Seacoast Moms Speaker Series on Race:
- Purchase your ticket (1 $25 ticket gets you access to ALL speakers)
- Request to join private Facebook group, being sure to provide the same email you used when buying a ticket.
- Tune into the speakers LIVE as they happen or, alternatively, watch the replay.
- Win all sorts of giveaways provided by SO MANY local businesses — giveaways only available to group members.
Thursday, July 23rd at 8:30pm with Courtney Daniel
Join Portsmouth parent and entrepreneur Courtney Daniel as she talks to Seacoast Moms’ owner Allison Dudas. She’ll share about moving from a more racially diverse area (Atlanta), raising Black children on the Seacoast, and more.
Courtney Daniel is a client relations expert and a nationally recognized award-winning business owner. She works with elite professionals who understand that staying connected via handwritten correspondence is key to maintaining relationships. Because of her dedication, humbleness and ability to build relationships she has has had the opportunity to with top celebrities as a personal assistant.
Tuesday, July 28th at 8:30pm with Quiana Agbai
Quiana Agbai resides in Boston with her husband and two children ages 6 and 10. She has been covering urban family life on her blog Harlem Lovebirds since 2009. Quiana launched Trifecta Media Group, a marketing, public relations, and graphic design firm with her sisters in 2014, catering to start-up companies spanning industries such as health and wellness, entertainment, and technology.
Additionally, through Quiana’s blog and experience as an entrepreneur she has spoken at social media conferences such as BlogHer, Blogalicious, Mom 2.0, and Altitude Summit covering topics including privacy, using social media for social change, and using one’s blog to pivot to other business opportunities. Quiana is a Toastmaster, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action where she was most recently the Boston Community Outreach Lead for 2 1⁄2 years and is involved with several other community organizations as well.
Thursday, July 30th at 8:30pm with Jade Lee
Jade Caines Lee, Ph.D., is an experienced educator who has worked with students from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. She began her career 20 years ago in New York City public schools and is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at University of New Hampshire. Additionally, she has worked as a
researcher, evaluator, and/or evaluation researcher at several organizations including the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing at UCLA and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Her primary research interests relate to educational assessment and evaluation. For
fun, she enjoys playing puzzles, having dance parties, and snuggling with her energetic kids (3, 2, and 7 months).
Where is your $25 from your ticket going?
- Paying our speakers and moderator!
- Paying our team for their time in organizing.
- We are donating a portion of the proceeds to the important work of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the Seacoast African American Cultural Center.
The mission of the Seacoast African American Cultural Center is to celebrate the lives and achievements of Black people with emphasis on the unique story of African Americans in the Seacoast region, and to infuse all people, especially young people, with knowledge of and appreciation for the history and culture we all share.