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WISTA PNW Chapter: “The Black Maritime Experience” Virtual Lunch & Learn

February 14 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Black History Month


“Blacks in Maritime”

History, Black Experience in Maritime and How can we DO better?

Date: February 14th from 12:00-1:30

Location: Virtual

WISTA: All Chapters are welcome!

Join #WISTAUSA Pacific Northwest Chapter on February 14th for a virtual Lunch & Learn on “The Black Maritime Experience,” in honor of Black History Month. We will learn about the history of Blacks in maritime from Dr. Craig Marin. Ms. Ebony Welborn will talk about the Black experience in maritime and about retention strategies for African Americans. We will weave in facilitated discussions about our reactions to the history and how can we do better to recruit, support and retain the Black Community in Maritime?

All Chapters are welcome!

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Ebony Welborn
Co-Founder / Director of Corporate Advancement

Ebony majored in Environmental Studies but took an unconventional path, prioritizing hands-on experiences in the marine world. She earned her Advanced Open Water Certification, worked in environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation in the southernmost parts of Florida, and even guided marine science summer camps. These experiences solidified her passion for water and opportunities to build her connection to water. Inspired by her own journey, Ebony co-founded Sea Potential, an initiative that harmonizes her love for supporting BIPOC individuals in establishing a meaningful and reciprocal connection with the water. She is unwavering in her commitment to understand and embrace diverse perspectives, foster meaningful conversations, and create inclusive opportunities in the field. In every thread, Ebony weaves interconnectedness, guided by her intuitive and empathic nature. Her unwavering commitment is a mission to ensure that all members of our ecosystem feel seen, heard, and valued.

Dr. Craig Marin
Sea Education Association
Associate Professor of Maritime Studies

Dr. Marin’s research interests center on runaways, rebels and revolutionaries in the early modern maritime world. Analyzing the words and actions of those radicalized by their mobile lifestyles allows greater insight into the human responses to such foundational events as the development of a slave plantation complex, the rationalization of the market economy, and the creation of transnational movements for independence. This research informs his teaching of historic and modern marine and maritime-related developments—from the extraction of bountiful resources and maximization of profits to the current crisis of sustainability—and people’s endless struggles to adapt to them.