Patricia Washington, coordinator for the college in Prison New Directions was the panel moderator. Panelists included Sergeant Starr Rae Wooden, Utica Police Department, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, President and CEO of For The Good, Inc and Editor-in-Chief Utica Phoenix, Khadijah Blackshear, MVCC student, Amea Hammonds, MVCC student and Kalyn Credle, MVCC Resident Director of Academic Success. The Expression Dance Club opened with a performance.
” The purpose of the Symposium was to bring a diverse mixture of people together to discuss stereotypes of women in education and society’s perception of women. It is imperative that women and women of color see a positive representation of people that look like them, ” stated Patricia Washington.