Dr. Shannan Moore
Dr. Moore’s research has been presented to a global audience and the findings have been taught at various workshops, professional development seminars and conferences. Her newest accomplishment is being named Assistant Editor of the Journal of Colorism Studies where she works alongside a fabulous team committed to bridging the gap between academia and communities of color on issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, multiculturalism, multiracialism and societal ills affecting people of color. She is also a founding member of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) where she serves on the Board of Directors in the role of Director and SME for the Colorism division. Additionally, Dr. Moore serves on the research team for the Colorism Project, Inc., and is the host of “Melanin Minutes.”
Dr. Moore’s educational background includes a MA in Learning Disabilities from Clark Atlanta University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Although she has over 20 years invested as an educator, Dr. Moore’s real passion is the work she does within the Black community as an advocate, traveling the world and dancing. She is dedicated to living a life filled with ease, joy, and love and believes women should protect their peace at all times. Her favorite quote is “If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive!”
Description This session will explore colorism in education as it pertains to students receiving preferential treatment, harsher disciplinary actions, and unequal attention based solely on skin tone. This discussion is for anyone interested in colorism in the K-12 sector, how colorism affects Black and Brown students, and the negative implications colorism has on the psyche of students. This session will elaborate on the microaggressions and nuances of colorism and expound on the ways students and parents can recognize this phenomenon. Deep Dive Discussion 1-D. Featurism and Texturism: The Dreadful Cousins of Colorism
DescriptionThis session will explore the ways in which facial features and hair texture play significant roles in how Black people are treated in various societies. Hair, skin, and facial features all contribute to defining someone as “attractive” under our societal (and more often European-based) beauty standards. Colorism, texturism, and featurism are all oppressive aesthetic biases rooted in racist ideologies that assign privilege to a specific set of physical features. This discussion is for anyone interested in exploring the ways in which facial features and hair texture may have negative implications on Black people in multiple arenas including the job market, romantic relationships, mental health, and physical health.