Conversations

Conversations

An expert on Black Belt culture and regional development policy, Dr. Veronica Womack travels the globe sharing her research and offering viable solutions to growth and sustainability in the rural South. She raises issues about the Black Belt Region at regional, national and international conferences, which have included 2016’s 18th Session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She also has used her expertise to bring more awareness about the Black Belt Region by hosting leadership workshops for mayors in local and regional communities and with other civic organizations. During 2001, she worked with Tuskegee University, researchers Ntam Baharanyi and Robert Zabawa, and community partner Ava Hopkins to convene more than 300 community-based practitioners in six Black Belt states to address the feasibility of a federal commission or authority to address underdevelopment in the Black Belt South. Womack is available for the following appearances in higher education, for community events and at national/international forums year-round:

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