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GSS Alumnus to Appear at NAACP National Convention

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Congratulations to Graduate School of Social Service doctoral program alumnus Donald Garner, Ph.D., GSS ’20, who will participate on a discussion panel at this year’s 112th NAACP National Convention.

The Convention is being conducted virtually. It began July 7 at 9:00 a.m. ET and will continue until July 14.

Garner will take part in the panel conversation held on July 13. The segment, titled “The Miseducation of Our Children – Countering the Attack of Public Education,” will conduct as part of the conference’s Strategic Workshops and Sessions, held from 7 – 8 p.m. ET.

Garner’s research and scholarship examine the lives of returning citizens and the ways they build social capital and thrive once returning home. His secondary interests include Black and Brown male achievement and issues in school social work.

Additionally, Garner is CEO of Clark & Garner, a comprehensive educational consulting and solutions firm that specializes in curriculum and program design, research, and leadership and staffing development. He serves as the Young Adult Pastor at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York, and also holds a position on the Board of Directors for the League of Extraordinary Black Nurses — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mentorship and leadership of nurses of color across the country.

Garner also holds double master’s degrees in public administration and social work from Florida State University. His first book, Sometimes Harlem, Sometimes Brooklyn: A Love Letter to New York City will release in Winter 2022.

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