Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series

Through the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series, CRF brings nationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The speakers provide public lectures, highlighting the importance of research on the family and its implications for public policy, and provide research consultation to CRF Family Research Scholars. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.

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Diane Hughes, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology and Co-Director, Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education at New York University

Event Date(s):
Thu 30th, October 2014 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Campus Center, Room 174, University of Massachusetts Amherst

In the wake of multiple recent shootings of unarmed ethnic minority teens, substantial media attention has been directed toward discussions of how parents of color should prepare children for the realities of racism and discrimination. For the past 20 years, Dr. Hughes’ scholarship has focused on understanding how children learn (and parents teach) about race, including lessons about racial discrimination. How do conversations take place in families? What is communicated?

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