I am Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams, an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Gettysburg College. I am also a member of the Globalization Studies and Public Policy Programs. My doctorate is in International Educational Development with a focus in Peace Education from Columbia University. My research and writing centers on school/structural violence, educational inequity and youth/community empowerment. I was a Visiting Scholar (2015-2016) at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Starting Fall 2017, I will be the Coordinator of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Gettysburg College.
I am guided by two simple quotes: 1) the end of education must surely be service to others, and 2) I must be the change I wish to see in the world.
….Stand tall in your beauteous skin….