PBSS Founder

Marco A. McWilliams is a Black Studies scholar, adjunct professor, community organizer, researcher and education consultant. He is a published writer with nearly two decades of engaged scholarship work in convening diverse learning communities. McWilliams was the founding instructor of the influential Black Studies program at DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) where his teaching focused on using the Black Radical Tradition as a point of departure to design strategies for social change.

McWilliams has taught, lectured, and workshopped broadly at colleges, middle/high schools, organizations, and in faith communities. He was a program coordinator and educator at Brown University's Swearer Center where he was honored to be the inaugural 2017 Junior Fellow and Practitioner-in-Residence. McWilliams is adjunct professor at Rhode Island College where he teaches Intro to Black Studies 200 in the Africana Studies program. In 2020 he accepted a mayoral appointment to the Special Committee for the Review of Commemorative Works. McWilliams has a BA in Africana Studies from Rhode Island College and is a graduate studentat at Brown University in the Department of American Studies.

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