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L.A. Wade graduated with a Hons. Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Toronto and completed a Master in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. L.A. has been working as a Registrar and Sessional Lecturer at the Transitional Year Programme in the University of Toronto since 2009.

Her creative and intuitive counselling ,and teaching style has proven to be a hit with the students who interact with her. L.A.’s research and publications have focused on access and equity, postcolonial thinking, and Black Feminist thought. Every year she is invited to teach from her chapter in Ruptures: Anti colonial & Anti-Racist Feminist Theorizing, ‘Symbolic Proximity Rihanna Face to Face’, where she discusses the contradictory nature of the Black Female’s conformity for survival. Her approach is inspiring, innovative and empowering; this is how she approaches mostly anything and everything she does. She has experience in cross cultural learning environments and has worked with marginalized individuals across the spectrum of race, ability, sexual and gender preferences, age, socio economic status and indigenous groups.

Apart from her educational experience, L.A. comes from a rich history in the Canadian sport and music industry as a promoter, networker and event planner. She also has a strong passion for philanthropy and has worked with many large-scale events and high profile personalities like the NBA All Star Game, and Edwin Encarnacion formally of the Toronto Blue Jays. She is set to release a podcast called The Elephant Room, where she plans to discuss the unspoken and taboo topics within the Black community.

Recently, Dr. Vibe and Ms. Wade co-hosted the conversation Is Blackness Endangered?.

During the conversation, they and the audience talked about:

– Why LA wanted to talk about this subject
– If there is a wedge being placed between put between Black men and Black women
– If Blacks realize that they are endangered
– The situation that a number of Black boys not being raised by their father and some suggestions on dealing with this situation
– The fact that Blacks have to show that they need each other
– What are Black people fighting for
– Has integration helped Blacks
– “Some Black people need to decolonize their minds.” LA
– The effect of rap and hip hop on Black culture
– “The hatred between Black men and Black women is destroying the Black community.” Kinte Ferguson
– The discrepancies between Black men and Black women
– “I don’t know how you can be Black and not have a mental health challenge.” LA
– Blacks men and depression

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,

Dr. Vibe