Psychologist will address race relations during online talk today

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of the best-selling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, will speak about race and racism at 5:30 pm tonight during another installment of the Equity and Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series.

To hear her free, hourlong presentation, register here.

Tatum, an award-winning clinical psychologist, national authority on racial issues, and a thought leader in higher education, will look at why conversations about race are so difficult. She also will share insights on how to talk with children and one other about race and racism.

Tatum was the 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award and the 2014 recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. She holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Michigan, and a M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. 

The speaker series, sponsored by several independent schools in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, was designed to "raise awareness, challenge ourselves, deepen understanding, and empower our communities to advance their efforts to actively recreate systems into equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist institutions," said Kiah Mounsey Johnson '99, La Salle's Director of Equity and Inclusion. 


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