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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm


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Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights hosted a day long convening for 150 educators and policymakers. U.S. public schools now have a majority students of color yet are increasingly segregated by race and class—as are many of the communities around the country. School integration is an important evidence-based strategy that can improve academic and social outcomes for students from all racial and economic backgrounds. In this new era, however, it can be difficult to know what type of diversity policies are both effective and permissible.

Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm


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Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights & Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights hosted a timely discussion about immigration in a new Presidential Administration.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


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Young children notice and begin to formulate their understandings of race and discrimination at very early ages. Many parents and teachers want to assist children in developing fair, just and reparative approaches towards race. But how do we do this with pre-school students, infants & toddlers?

Andrew Grant-Thomas CECR Event Speaker

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


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Andrew Grant-Thomas

At a time of substantial racial turbulence in the United States, 80 percent of young U.S. adults, including 50 percent of millennials of color, say they rarely or never spoke about race in their childhood homes.

Dr. Michael D. Burroughs

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm


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Dr. Michael D. Burroughs is Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy, and an Affiliate Faculty Member in the College of Education at Penn State University. Dr. Burroughs has published widely in the areas of ethics, social epistemology, and the philosophy of education, including his recent co-authored book Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm


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The new Presidential Administration has taken many actions that have had several direct and indirect effects on student, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities in America and around the world.

The Center for Education and Civil Rights hosted a forum aimed at fostering a discussion around policy continuity and change in civil rights in post-secondary and professional education in the Trump Administration.

This talk and Q & A featured:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am


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In the wake of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many are wondering what are the changes a new administration will have on education policy and practice over the next four years.

The Center for Education and Civil Rights hosted a forum aimed at fostering a discussion around policy continuity and change in civil rights in Pre-K-12 education in the Trump Administration.

This talk and Q & A featured:

Dr. Susana Muñoz

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


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Dr. Susana Muñoz, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Colorado State University

Dr. Muñoz’s presentation addressed the process of how undocumented students “come out” and make meaning of their legal status within the context of higher education and social activism.