Owning our Bodies and Minds
Dr. Gail Christopher is the founder and owner of The Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature located in Fort Washington, Maryland. She was born and raised in a Black community in Cleveland, Ohio. For her, Black liberation is our full ownership of our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits. She became “woke” in 1966 when she successfully organized her community in Cleveland to protest and prevent the closing of our college prep high school; authorities wanted to replace it with a vocational training (only) school because it had become all African American. She will be hosting a table conversation on what she has learned over four decades about “owning” our own bodies and minds.