“Anti-Racist, Inclusive, and Resilient: Pitfalls, Lessons and Advances in Research Strategies Concerning Black Youth in the U.S.”

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Dexter Voisin

The Schubert Center for Child Studies invites the campus and community to the annual Kessler-Freedheim lecture with Dexter Voisin, author of America the Beautiful and Violent: Black Youth and Neighborhood Trauma in Chicago. This lecture, titled “Anti-Racist, Inclusive, and Resilient: Pitfalls, Lessons and Advances in Research Strategies Concerning Black Youth in the U.S.,” Wednesday, April 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Voisin will discuss approaches to promote anti-racism, resilience, and inclusion in research concerning Black youth. Drawing from almost three decades of interdisciplinary research, he will highlight pitfalls, lessons and advances he has made while exploring contextually driven factors that influence social and health outcomes among Black and sexual minority youth.

Voisin’s virtual talk will be followed by a discussion with respondents, including Edward Barksdale (Anti-Fragility Initiative, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital) and Elizabeth Benninger (Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine), and moderated by Dr. Adrianne Fletcher, assistant dean of diversity and inclusion at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

The event is free and open to the community. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Campus partners for this event are the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health and the Social Justice Institute.

Community partners are the Center for Community Solutions, the United Way of Greater Cleveland and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

The Kessler-Freedheim lecture honors Jane Kessler, professor of psychology and former director of the Mental Development Center, and Donald Freedheim, emeritus professor of psychology and former director of the Schubert Center. The annual lecture focuses on topics in research connected to children and adolescents.

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