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Conversation with Beverly Tatum: 'Race Relations in the Diverse College Class'

Event Details

November 18, 2016
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: 1920

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Kirsten Helmer

How can we get past our anxieties to talk about racial issues with our students? What can we do to bridge racial divides in our classrooms? Please join us for this special opportunity to engage in a conversational follow-up to the College of Education's convocation presentation on Friday morning with psychologist, educator, scholar and writer Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College, and former acting president of Mount Holyoke College. Nationally recognized as an expert on the psychology or racism and race relations, her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of the widely acclaimed books “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race”  (1997/2003), and “Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation” (2007).

Please note that this session is capped at 35 people. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, we will put your name on the waiting list and notify you if a space opens up. Open to faculty.

This is an event sponsored by the Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) as part of the Fall 2016 TEFD Teaching & Diversity Professional Development Series.