Happy Hour Webinars

In Solidarity with Student Activists

Monday, June 15 @ 8:00 pm EST

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About this webinar

Student activism transforms with each generation. But for many student affairs professionals, navigating politics while being a representative of an institution can be confusing and exhausting. How do we show up for our students while also taking care of ourselves?

In this webinar, we will discuss how #SApros can work in solidarity with their students and find teachable moments.


Ashley Gaddy: Ashley is the director of business development at Cook Ross, a consulting firm providing systems-level interventions by driving inclusive leadership and culture. A former student affairs professional, she is the founder of Ashley Gaddy Enterprises and is currently working on her dissertation to earn her doctorate in cultural studies.

Marcelius Braxton: Marcelius is an adjunct professor and the assistant dean of students at Capital University Law School. A regularly featured blog writer at Presence, Marcelius has a law degree and a masters in philosophy, yet he found his home in student affairs and could not be happier. He is passionate about issues related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.

Jael Kerandi: Jael is the first Black undergraduate student body president at the University of Minnesota. A finance and marketing major, Jael is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, Business Today International Scholar, and current intern for Microsoft. A passionate student activist, Jael was instrumental in the successful termination of the relationship between the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Police Department.

Ashley Gaddy
Director of Business Development
Cook Ross
Marcelius Braxton
Assistant Dean Of Students
Capital University Law School
Jael Kerandi
Student Body President
University of Minnesota

Learning Outcomes

After this webinar, particpants will be able to:

  • Identify and share relevant resources and ways staff can provide support for the student activists at their institutions
  • Provide virtual space for emotional and mental support
  • Discuss experiences, concerns, and issues related to the black community and higher education

About Happy Hour

Who needs a lunch and learn when you can meet your friends for happy hour? Join us once a month, where we’ll be bringing together experts from across the field to cheers to all things student affairs.

Bring your favorite tea, coffee, juice, or adult beverage & join us!

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