Guest Preacher Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson

Guest Preacher Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson

On Remembrance Sunday we join with Canadians to pause in a silent moment of remembrance for those who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. While we pause to remember, we also gather to reflect on ways we can actively work for peace in our community. Each year, we invite a guest speaker or preacher to encourage and challenge us in the work of understanding our neighbours and helping create a more peaceful community.

This year, we welcome Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson to the pulpit. Dr. Munroe-Anderson is well-known throughout Nova Scotia as an advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. She currently serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Acadia University. Prior to her work at Acadia, Dr. Munroe-Anderson served as Deputy Minister, Communities, Culture, and Heritage, for the Province of Nova Scotia and worked with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Dr. Munroe-Anderson is an active leader at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hammonds Plains, where her husband, Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson,  serves as Senior Pastor.

Read her bio from Acadia University:
Dr. Munroe-Anderson is a community-oriented, social justice educator and change agent who practices an Africentric, anti-racist, and Black feminist/Womanist approach to research, teaching, and leadership. Her research reflects her wealth of experience engaging African Nova Scotian (ANS) and other marginalized communities, leading in adult education, human rights education and advocacy, and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary, non-profit, community based, and government organizations. Dr. Munroe-Anderson’s research centres the lived experiences of people of African descent in analysis of every aspect of their lives in education and wider society. Her past and current research explores the role of spirituality in the schooling of ANS adult and junior high school students, defining spirituality as central to the cultural identity of ANS people, as connected to ANS student wellbeing and achievement, and therefore crucial to formal education. Dr. Munroe-Anderson’s research champions decolonizing qualitative methods and methodologies like storytelling and arts informed practices which validate the knowledge production and worldviews of racialized and historically excluded populations. She is interested in research that recognizes the knowledges, voices, perspectives, and experiences of racialized peoples in a manner that is equitable and respectful of their humanity and dignity.

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