OWA Institute engages, educates and empowers the public through ....
CAREER PATHWAYS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The OWA Career Pathways Initiative engages with educational institutions, workforce leaders and community organizations to create programs that prepare underserved youths and adults for work and life. Currently, OWA is partnering with LAUNCH Student Success to conduct a National Survey of First Year Student Success Initiatives at HBCUs.
OWA's Norman Harris and Cecilia Myrick Scholarship Fund empowers the underserved through our investment in the college education of students of color with potential to become change agents and servant-leaders in local, national and global communities.
OWA Documentary Film Partnerships enable the organization to collaborate with critically acclaimed filmmakers to produce documentaries that educate the world about pivotal events and change agents of the past as well as offer solutions to social injustices of today. Currently OWA is a partner for three documentary film projects: Seven Solutions: An Ubuntu Journey to End Police Violence and Heal America by visionary millennial Los Angeles filmmaker Celia "Meera" Myrick; The Psalm of Howard Thurman by Emmy-award winning Boston-based filmmaker Arleigh Prelow; and RACE: Made In America, a production of Dan Moore, CEO of APEX Museum in Atlanta.
OWA Research Projects focus on historical topics as well as current issues and policies that affect the lives of the underserved.
The OWA Public History Initiative uses this research to engage, educate and empower women, men and youths of color through publications, oral history projects and exhibitions that tell their stories and advocate for social change. Currently, OWA is partnering with the APEX Museum to create the traveling exhibition RACE: Made in America, a companion project of the APEX Museum RACE documentary film .
In April 2018 Dr. Myrick-Harris, will present her research on the Healing Leadership Tradition of African World Women at the Susie King Taylor Institute and Ecology Center National conference, Mami Wata Rising.