The School of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce the 2024 Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Annual Lecture with Dr. Howard Stevenson (University of Pennsylvania)
Belonging Without Fitting In: Racial Literacy for Healing from and Rising Above Hate
Navigating the stress of racial conflict or conversation is not easy. Recent national tensions regarding growing hostilities toward race and diversity have left many professionals in education, justice, and health overwhelmed. In addition to being harmful to well-being, unresolved racial conflicts undermine effective and ethical teaching, learning, and service provision. This keynote proposes facing rather than avoiding stressful encounters will promote healing, earning, affirming and learning interactions that can positively change the relationships and climates in social and work spaces.
The lecture will be at 4:00-5:30 pm, with a reception immediately following.
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About the speaker
Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, in the Human Development & Quantitative Methods Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.