Speakers

PhysEquity seeks to continue the conversations of ‘equity’. In our mission to do this, we have created this page to give space to our community. So if you are hosting an event and wish to find a speaker in a particular specialism please get in touch directly with the member. *Please note that PhysEquity do not necessarily endorse these speakers. If you wish to be added to this page please submit your details here.

ALBERT ADEYEMI

PE Teacher

Bio: I’m passionate about removing barriers preventing young people from accessing sport, whether it cost, gender or size. I use sport and physical activity to provide mentoring for young people.

Contact: a.adeyemi4@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter: @ActiveYouthUK

RAINA OMAR

PE Teacher

Bio: I am an educator and sports enthusiast of African descent. I am also a co-founder of the Podcast Melanin and Me. The podcast explores all things health, wellness and lifestyle through the eyes of Black British women.

Contact: raina169@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter:@MissOmarPE

https://anchor.fm/melaninandme

KENNEDRA TUCKER (She/her/hers)

K-12 Health & Physical Education Instructional Specialist

Bio:I have a passion for aligning educational content and instruction with culturally responsive practices. I also facilitate collaborative conversations for educators about race, stereotypes, privilege and social justice.

Contact: KTuckerEdu@gmail.com

Twitter: @MsTuckerRocksPE

LinkedIn Profile: Kennedra Tucker

MISS AIRINA TRINCHERI GORDON

PE Teacher

Bio: I am a PE teacher with ESL, who has been inspired by personal experiences and reading to support student leadership and the recognition of cultural diversity in education.

Twitter: @AirinaGordon

OMAR GREEN

Primary Teacher with PE Lead

Bio: I am an educator who is passionate about bringing culturally responsive practices and creating a child centred education.

Contact: omargreen@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: @TheMrOG

MO JAFAR

Head of PE

Bio: I grew up in East London and have coached sport and taught PE in Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Newham. I’m interested in helping to provide opportunities for young people in inner city areas as I know first hand the positive impact support from mentors and professionals in education can have on future outcomes in these areas.

Contact: mjafar@royalliberty.co.uk

HINA SHAFI (she/her)

Advocate for Women in Sport

Bio: I’m extremely passionate about health, wellbeing nd reframing stereotypes within sports. I use this as a driving force to encourage women’s participation in sport, in particular South Asian women by highlighting and addressing the barriers they face in the sporting industry.

Contact: hina_shafi@hotmail.co.u

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hinaxshafi/

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hinashafi

Dr. TARA B. BLACKSHEAR (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in Physical Education Teacher Education

Bio: I am an equity scholar focusing on race and gender in the contexts of physical activity, health, and education. I also consult and provide critical analyses of social, cultural, and structural systems within institutions, organizations, and agencies committed to achieve equity for all.

Contact: tbblackshear@gmail.com

Twitter: @TaraBlackshear

Website: tarablackshear.com

LinkedIn Profile: Tara B. Blackshear, Ed.D.

CARLOS GALVEZ (he/him/his)

Physical Education Teacher

Bio: Tech integration in the #physed classroom teacher. GoogleForEDU consultant and passionate about Student led learning. DEIJ advocate and founder of PubPDasia and PubPDglobal.

Contact: carlitosgalvez@gmail.com

Twitter: @clos_gm