Wesleyan to host "Standing On Their Shoulders" February 27


Wesleyan College will host a panel of 12 courageous, determined, and empowered women who will share their stories, experiences, and history at the Black Women in Leadership: "Standing On Their Shoulders" event on February 27 at 11:15 in Pierce Chapel. These 12 women were honored by “Standing On Their Shoulders” in 2018.* Guests will benefit from the wisdom of panelists that include retired educators, some of whom were pioneers of the integration of the Bibb County School System; current directors and/or founders of non-profit organizations; and health management professionals.


Panelists include: Dr. Catherine Meeks, founder of "Standing On Their Shoulders", Wesleyan's first African American full-time faculty member, founding executive director of the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service, and current director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing; Chi Ezekwueche; Sylvia McGee; Clara Banks-Chandler; Commissioner Elaine Lucas; Lettie Johnson; Dr. Mary Stenson; Joan Walton; Mary Whitfield; Emma Patterson; Ella Carter; and Dr. Thelma Dillard.


There is no charge for admission and the event is open to the public.


*Rosalind McMillan, Dr. Beverly Glover, and Myrtle Habersham were also honored in 2018 but are not available to attend this year’s event.