Joey Nyame — As Above So Below: Leveraging Self Awareness to Discuss Race and other Social Issues with Intentionality

Session Information:
As Above So Below: Leveraging Self Awareness to Discuss Race and other Social Issues with Intentionality

In attempting to solve big issues involving race and identity we must first develop an understanding of how our own identities are contextualized within the given systems. This presentation walks us through a comprehensive framework for having conversations and problem-solving issues about race with intentionality and self-awareness. We will review relevant psychological and sociological concepts to provide for a more in depth understanding of ourselves in the social world. This presentation assumes a basic understanding of concepts and definitions around race and other social issues. 

Presented by: Joey Nyame

About the Presenter:
Joey Nyame is a Philadelphia native. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, where she also had two minors in Italian and Child & Family Studies. Joey then spent a year with AmeriCorp working with a women’s early recovery nonprofit in Pittsburgh.  Following her year of service, Joey obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in School and Mental Health Counseling. Joey spent three years as a school counselor before beginning her career as a school leader when she became the Assistant Head of Lower School at Shipley. Currently, Joey is completing her first year of Saint Joseph University’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She currently serves as the Assistant Head of Middle School at the Shipley School and as a private practice therapist supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and more. In her spare time, Joey enjoys studying African Spirituality, listening to podcasts, dancing, and spending time with her cat Jabari.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.