We are excited to announce the first speaker in this Fall & Winter series will be Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the GSU Urban Literacy Collaborative & Clinic. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with goals of reframing curriculum and instruction today. She works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally responsive instruction. She is the author of the best selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.