Linda Tropp, an associate faculty member at the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy, has been invited to give a talk at a summit organized by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The three-day summit is being held this week in Montgomery, Alabama.
Tropp, who is also a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, will speak on intergroup contact in the context of K-12 education, a major theme of her research.
The Teaching Tolerance summit will include the organization’s advisory board and staff from Teaching Tolerance and the SPLC, as well as five educators who will receive the 2018 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Teaching Tolerance provides free anti-bias education resources to teachers and students.
Photo: Linda Tropp with Morris Dees, cofounder of the Southern Povery Law Center
About the School of Public Policy: Established in 2016, the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy is a hub for research and teaching, preparing students for leadership in public service. The program’s focuses include social change and public policy related to science and technology.