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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm


May 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm


In spring of 2019, we hosted Valeria Brown, Professional Development Manager at Teaching Tolerance (although you may also know her from Leaning Forwardthe CTQ blog, or Twitter @V

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


The anti-bias and diversity series by the Center for Education and Civil Rights, the Child Care Center at Hort Woods, and the Bennett Family Center hosted an early educator panel on creating inclusive classrooms and schools for young children.  

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

This webinar featured Megan Dowd Lambert, and was sponsored by the Center for Education and Civil Rights, the Child Care Center at Hort Woods, the Bennett Family Center, the Student Parent Child Care Subsidy Program, and the Latinx Law Student Association.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Center for Education and Civil Rights, the Child Care Center at Hort Woods, and the Bennett Family Center hosted a discussion on supporting diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm


In 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in Bakke that strict racial quotas in college admissions violated the 14th Amendment. In 2003, the Court ruled in Grutter that race was permitted as a factor in admissions decisions, as long as it was “narrowly tailored.” Today, race-conscious admissions faces a new challenge, in a decidedly unfavorable environment. A group called Students for Fair Admissions has brought suit against Harvard, claiming its admissions policy unfairly discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) hosted a livestream viewing of the 15th AERA Brown Lecture and a discussion to follow. The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education, and commemorate the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm


Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) and Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) hosted an open, public Meet the Editors session, including a separate discussion for graduate students. Editors provided guidance on navigating the publishing industry and writing internationally for a variety of both print and online platforms, including articles and books. This forum featured:


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


This brown bag was a continuation of the ongoing anti-bias and diversity series hosted by the Center for Education and Civil Rights, the Bennett Family Center, and the Child Care Center at Hort Woods. We invited families and their children to attend and share their experiences, observations, and thoughts with center educators.

We were interested in learning more about how parents desire to participate, and gathering additional ideas for strengthening community, parent involvement, and ensuring that all families feel welcome in our child care centers.