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We Gon’ Learn Today: Black Adoption with Sandria Washington & Dr. Samantha Coleman

podcast December 31, 1969

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In this episode, Ekemini and Christina sit down at the table with the hosts of Black to The Beginning podcast, Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington.
Friends Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington both discovered as adults they were adopted. Each quickly learned that Black adoption is common, but taboo to speak about in private or publicly. The voices of Black adoptees – especially those adopted by Black families – are rarely heard. If every birth has a story, why is no one telling ours?

In 2019, Dr. Sam and Sandria partnered to create Black to the Beginning, a multi-platform initiative to amplify the Black adoption conversation. Dr. Coleman is currently the Director of Student Experience and Academic Advising at Adler University. She is a course designer and Instructor for the University of Chicago, teaching conscious leadership and team management. Sandria M. Washington is a proud Chicago-born South Side-raised writer, wellnesspreneur, and speaker. As the owner and Chief Exploration Officer of She Field Trips LLC, Sandria empowers women to utilize the power of self-discovery and play in their healing journeys through workshops, unique curated events, online community, and inspiring offline tools and products.

Through their media platforms, which most recently includes the launch of Black to the Beginning: The Black Adoption Podcast, Dr. Sam and Sandria place #BlackAndAdopted voices and #TheBlackFamily at the center of the conversation. Their work has been featured on Fox Soul’s “Book of Sean” and “Windy City Live,” and as featured speakers during the 2020 Yes We Adopt Black Voices Amplified Summit. Follow them across social media @blacktothebeginning. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!

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