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


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Join Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) and Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) for an open Meet the Editors session. Editors will provide guidance on navigating the publishing industry and writing internationally for a variety of both print and online platforms, including articles and books. This forum will feature:

 

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:

Rothstein Book Smaller

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm


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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.

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Wednesday, October 4, 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 held a timely discussion about immigration.

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


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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


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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.