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Student Scholars' Pecha Kucha WebinarStudent Scholars' Pecha Kucha Webinar

Wednesday, August 30, 2023  |  3:00-4:30 PM Central Time

 (4:00-5:30 PM Eastern, 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific; convert other time zones here)

Registration is free; space is limited! You must have a Zoom account and use the associated email address during the registration process.


This webinar will showcase Pecha Kucha presentations from two NCORE Student Scholars:

Charlotte's Home: The First Black Women's Housing LLC at the University of Minnesota.

In this presentation, presenter Bianca Nkwonta will discuss the history of Living Learning Communities at the University of Minnesota, the development of Charlotte's Home, and the successes as well as lasting impacts from the inaugural year of the program.


Black Love in Movies

This presentation by Andrea Toles is a brief overview of the last 50 years of Black Love in movies and what each movie adds to the diaspora regarding love.



Bianca Nkwonta, New York University

Bianca Nkwonta is a health tech consultant and aspiring screenwriter based in New York City. Originally from Eagan, Minnesota, Bianca's written works primarily highlight the experiences of Black and African women in the Midwest region of the United States, as well as the immigration journey for Nigerians to the US. Bianca currently attends New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and is pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing. Bianca aims to merge her passions for wellness, storytelling, and equity to provide more representation for Black and African women on screens and stages, and inspire transformation in  individuals and systems alike.


Andrea Toles, Florida Gulf Coast University

Andrea is in her third year at Florida Gulf Coast University, getting her Bachelor's in Integrated Studies while minoring in Race & Ethnic Studies. Her life at FGCU has had significant developments as she just began her year term as President of the Black Student Alliance to promote unity, culture, and excellence on campus. She works for the Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program, a program created to celebrate diverse backgrounds and give more insight into diversity, equity, & inclusion for faculty, staff, & students. She also works as the Student Director for the Champions of Change Ambassador Program, which hosts workshops on social justice issues and facilitates leadership and multicultural experiences for students on campus. Andrea's passion has always been social justice and fighting to help people who don't have a voice. She has been part of "Get-Out the Vote" cohorts and climate change programs. She aspires to work in social justice after her time at FGCU, using her programming experience to show people all they can be.

Important Details:

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  • A recording will be sent to registrants approximately one week after the webinar.
  • Live captions and sign language interpretation provided. Email for assistance.


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