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


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Join the Center for Education and Civil Rights, the Child Care Center at Hort Woods, and the Latinx Law Student Association for a webinar featuring Megan Dowd Lambert.
   

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.

Kissinger & Book

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm


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The Center for Education and Civil Rights, Child Care Center at Hort Woods, and the Bennett Family Center hosted educator, author, and activist, Katie Kissinger, as a continuation of a series of events on Raising Anti-Racist, Anti-Biased Children (read more about past events: Part 1 and Part 2

Raising Anti-Biased Children

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


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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


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The Center for Education and Civil Rights and the Pan-African Professional Alliance hosted 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 discussed their own research as it pertains to being Black in today’s America: