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Chadra Pittman is the perfect bridge between our celebration of Black History in February and our celebration of women’s history in March. As a former Public Educator for the NY African Burial Ground Project and Creator of an Ancestral Remembrance ceremony, now in its 10th year, this native of the Bronx, NY has spent the past three decades on the front lines advocating for women, human rights, equity in education and honoring the Africans that the world forgot. She is the Founder & Executive Director of The Sankofa Projects, where she works to preserve the legacy of the African diaspora & 4 E.V.E.R. (End Violence End Rape), an activist organization that seeks to end sexual violence globally while advocating for deaf and LGBTQI inclusion.
From Chuck D, Dr. Carol Anderson to Ta-Nehisi Coates to NASA Pioneer Dr. Katherine G. Johnson, her work spans the full spectrum of the Black intellectual and cultural experience. Lecturing nationally her work has been published widely including in the American Anthropological Association Journal, A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara and The Feminist Wire,
In 1991 she began speaking for the dead and has never stopped. Born of Seminole, Choctaw and African bloodlines, Pittman is a Black womanist, intersectional feminist, anthrpologist, social justice warrior and proud mother of two. Pittman proudly serves as the Vice-Chair of ZAMI NOBLA, the National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging