Sat, Feb 26|
Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: The ABC's of HBCU's A Read & Color Along w/author, Claudia Walker
Claudia Walker is an Oakland based author, speaker, and former principal whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and Vogue and an HBCU graduate! She wants your child to learn about the ABC's of HBCU's and Black Wall Street!
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2022, 11:00 AM
About The Event
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Join us for another Happy Nappy Storytelling event: This time we are featuring The HBCU Prep School founder, Claudia Walker.
She will read from her books The ABC's of HBCU's and The ABC's of Black Wallstreet. Stick around for her color along featuring pages from THE ABC's Coloring book.
Claudia Walker is an Oakland based author, speaker, and former principal whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and Vogue. As a proud second generation HBCU graduate, her best-selling book series, The ABCs of HBCUs, was inspired by her undergraduate experiences at Spelman College and as a student in the Atlanta University Center.
After graduating from Spelman, Claudia moved to New York where she helped structure, price, and execute multi-million dollar new issue debt securities for a major investment bank. Although she enjoyed working in finance, Claudia’s first loves - writing and teaching - eventually drew her back to California.
In the classroom, Claudia shared stories of life at Spelman and on Wall Street with her students. Yet, more often than not, she realized that they’d never been exposed to Black Colleges or to the world of investing. “I wanted to be part of the solution so I started taking my students to college fairs, hosting summer enrichment camps, and teaching financial literacy classes, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to impact more students, so I decided to launch my own publishing company” said Walker.
Claudia is the proud mom of three amazing children: a future Supreme Court justice, a zoologist, and a superhero in training. Unfortunately, she has yet to find an HBCU with a rigorous Superhero program.
When she’s not writing or teaching, the self-described Mary J. Blige superfan and cupcake connoisseur enjoys traveling with her family and knows that without God, none of her blessings would be possible.