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Conversations That Create Change: Talking to Kids About Injustice - Center for Families and Children Spring Lecture Series

Center for Families and Children Spring Lecture Series

Join us for our 12th annual series of lectures on “Supporting Diverse Learners.” Talks will be held on Friday mornings, from 9:30am – 10:30am in the McDermott Library auditorium (MC 2.410) at The University of Texas at Dallas (800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson TX 75080). All lectures are free and open to the public! The series is sponsored by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the UT Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Speaker: Salena Brody, PhD, UT Dallas senior lecture

Title: Conversations That Create Change: Talking to Kids About Injustice

Research indicates that children are aware of racial categories from a very young age and that explicit conversations about racism can improve racial attitudes. Further, teaching children about the history of marginalized groups is among the most effective methods to reduce bias. This talk will explore how and where children receive information about racial injustice, focusing on four main areas:  children’s racial awareness as they develop, parent/child conversations about race within the home, race-focused curricula at school, and real-world interventions aimed at reducing bias.

Friday, March 27 at 9:30am to 10:30am

Eugene McDermott Library (MC), MC 2.410
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.