If Elephants Could Talk: Negotiating Face to Face Racial Encounters in Classrooms

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Ontario Room

Dr. Howard Stevenson (Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education & Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania) will present an evidence-based framework for addressing diversity and racial stress and climate in the classroom beneficial to students and professionals. Hidden racial conflicts and racial stress undermine healthy classroom environments and student achievement, particularly for students of color. Educators will find workable strategies for improving their racial literacy skills and addressing stressful encounters when they occur, particularly in face-to-face situations.