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Raising Anti-Biased Children

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


The Center for Education and Civil Rights, Child Care Center at Hort Woods, and the Bennett Family Center hosted a follow-up discussion on the first session of Raising Anti-Racist, Anti-Biased Children (read more about that event here).

This discussion included role playing activities and was led by:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:30pm


Join the Center for Education and Civil Rights and the Pan-African Professional Alliance for a panel discussion on Race, Immigration, and Identity.


Moderated by Dr. Anthony Olorunnisola, Head of Department of Film/Video and Media Studies at Penn State, the following panelists will discuss their own research as it pertains to being Black in today’s America:

Rothstein Book Smaller

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm


This lecture and discussion was led by Richard Rothstein and featured his recently published book, which details how local, state, and federal policies led to a segregated America.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm


Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights & Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights held a timely discussion about immigration.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


The Center for Education and Civil Rights and the Penn State Child Care Centers held an open Q&A forum for families and educators to continue work around race and diversity. Center administrators shared information about the new Commitment to Diversity Statement for Penn State Child Care Centers and associated objectives and professional development opportunities throughout the year. This brown-bag offered age-appropriate resources for attendees and plans for additional activities to continue to support this critical discussion.

Overview and Framing Panel

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


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


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


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


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

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).