April 24, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 Am - 12:00 PM
ADVIS member schools pay $50 per person. $170 for non-members.
Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
April 16, 2019
Late registrations will be charged an additional $10 per person.
Friends Select School
1651 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Friends Select is located two blocks from Suburban Station. High speed commuter rail, light rail, subways and bus routes criss-cross Center City at the school’s doorstep. Metered parking is available on many streets near the school, and parking garages surround the school on almost every block. Gateway Parking Garage is the closest to the school and is located on Spring Street between 15th and 16th a block north of Race Street. For directions, parking information and public transportation options visit
Director of Professional Development
ADVIS SOCIAL MEDIA
MCRC @ ADVIS Presents:
Engaging the Elephant:
in your School and Community
Dr. Howard C. Stevenson
Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education,
Professor of Africana Studies, Graduate School of Education, and
Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative,
University of Pennsylvania
Given the American climate of polarized politics, today’s race relations has suffered significantly. In no other place than education, has this suffering become more evident. Since the 2016 Presidential election, the number of hate crimes and attacks have increased dramatically and schools have often been the sites of racial, gender, sexual identity, and religious bigotry, to name a few. Given this polarization, most Americans are becoming more fearful of having racial discussions and without courage to engage racial moments, the skills to navigate racial conflicts are sorely lacking. Many schools are seeing that racial literacy skills development should be a high priority for k-12 education across the country to meet the unique challenges of race relations for the 21st century. This workshop will focus on how to help educators change avoidant “deer-in-the-headlights,” “walking on eggshells” coping responses with more assertive, problem-solving strategies. Racial literacy training has been proposed as a trauma healing approach to help individuals engage racial encounters where practice of racial mindfulness, stress management and assertiveness can provide the skills of negotiation more readily.
About Our Presenter: Dr. Howard C. Stevenson
is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, in the Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the executive director of the
Racial Empowerment Collaborative
(REC) at Penn, designed to promote racial literacy in education, health, community and justice institutions. Backed by a $12 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at REC, Stevenson also directs
, a national philanthropic office that promotes a culture of health for boys and young men of color, to help them heal from the trauma of historical and present-day dehumanization, discrimination and colonization.
As former Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at Penn, Dr. Stevenson is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on negotiating racial conflicts using racial literacy for independent and public K-12 schooling, community mental health centers, teachers, police and parents. Two mental health research projects funded by National Institutes of Health examine the benefits of racial literacy. The PLAAY (Preventing Long-term Anger and Aggression in Youth) Project uses basketball and racial socialization to help youth and parents cope with stress from violence and social rejection. Dr. Stevenson also co-leads the SHAPE-UP: Barbers Building Better Brothers Project which trains Black barbers as health educators to teach Black 18-24 year old males to reduce their risk of—HIV/STDS and retaliation violence—while they are cutting hair.
His recent best-seller book,
Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference
, is designed to reduce racial threat reactions in face-to-face encounters. Dr. Stevenson's research and clinical work have been funded by W.T. Grant Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, and the National Institutes of Mental Health and Child Health and Human Development.
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