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Speaking Engagements

BLAC specializes in bringing historical insights into contemporary discussions on inclusivity. Through speaking engagements, the aim is to cultivate environments where legacies, historical narratives, and diverse perspectives merge, fostering truly inclusive educational spaces. This approach emphasizes the importance of understanding and integrating a multitude of viewpoints to enhance inclusivity in education.

Book BLAC for a Speaking Engagement

Are you looking to inspire, educate, and engage your campus community or work organization in meaningful dialogue? Look no further! Bridging Legacies Across Campuses (BLAC) is here to spark inclusivity in your circle and beyond your sphere. 

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Inspirational Talks

Our speakers, drawn from a rich variety of backgrounds, share powerful stories and insights that challenge and inspire.

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Interactive Workshops

Dive into hands-on sessions designed to build empathy, understanding, and practical skills for fostering inclusivity.

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Panel Discussions

Engage with experts discussing pressing topics, from historical awareness to current social justice issues.

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BLAC presents at the NWAIS Fall Educators Conference at Charles Wright Academy

October 2023

BLAC presented at the Northwest Association of Independent Schools- Fall Educators Conference held on the campus of the Charles Wright School.  The conversation was filled with passion and purpose as educators gathered to learn about the community of BIPOC graduates that BLAC is building.

BLAC guest speaks at University of Puget Sound Masters of Education Class

July 2023

What an honor to speak with education students and faculty University of Puget Sound about the work that BLAC is doing.  

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BLAC Partners with the Eton School in Celebration of Juneteenth!

June 2023

This year Eton School is honored to host a Juneteenth Community Celebration designed to center, celebrate, and support Black voices and businesses.  BLAC was attendance to share about the work being done!

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BLAC Featured on Positive Philter

June 2023

In this episode, I am joined by inspirational educator, Jonathan Lee. We discuss his experience going to a PWI Private School in high school, how that experience shaped his career, and how he wants to help other students of color share their stories through "Bridging Legacies Across Campuses" platform.

Shout Outs and Plugs

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BLAC Participates in Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (OBCC) Community Conversation

April 2023

BLAC participated in Connecting the Dots: Restoring Transformative Academic and Community Partnerships.  Led by Dr. Max Hunter of OBCC, and partnering with Dr. Emile Pitre, author of "Revolution to Evolution," discussion on strengthening community efforts to promote pathways into healthcare careers.

BLAC Featured on Humans of SAAS

June 2022

In this episode, Director of Admissions Jonathan Lee shares the work he is doing inside and outside SAAS.

He discusses his non-profit, Building Black Excellence for African American Youth, and his podcast, "Our Faces, Our Voices," which both aim to unite and empower students of color around the country. Jonathan talks about his four fundamental questions, including, “When did you discover you were diverse?” Throughout this episode Jonathan offers plenty of wisdom, touching on the importance of having a “tentative plan” for life.


January 2022

#MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Seattle Academy Director of Admissions and Bridging Legacies Across Campuses (#BLAC) Founder Jonathan Lee discusses how the pandemic has exacerbated the independent school admissions process. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, and graduate of Episcopal High School, Jonathan’s LLC aims to make independent schools like Episcopal and Seattle Academy more diverse through networking and consulting across the country.

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BLAC guest speaks in SAAS Entrepreneurship Leadership Classes 

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BLAC steps in as a guest speaker for the Millbrook School's MLK Celebration!

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BLAC hosts Alumni Panel to explore Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy at MLK Day Symposium

Five Black and African American alumni spanning 20 years of EHS graduates joined the School’s fifth annual MLK Day Symposium to lead a discussion with students and other alumni about the legacy and influence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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