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The Gordon School to Host Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum for Community Discussion on the Need for Effective Dialogue about Racism
November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
As part of its ongoing educational series for parents and caregivers, the Gordon School will host author Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, former President of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, race-relations expert and author of ‘Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria,’ for a night of discussion on how to effectively create meaningful dialogue about the increasingly acrimonious conversation about race in the United States.
Dr. Tatum will lead a discussion open to parents, teachers and the community on this timely and important subject that many struggle with communicating effectively. Dr. Tatum will illustrate how talking with children about racial identity can help build bridges across lines of difference in schools and in the community.
Founded in 1910, Gordon provides a rigorous multicultural curriculum spanning all disciplines. Students come to understand that each academic skill has purposeful application in the world in which they live and gain the capacity to understand the world from multiple perspectives. The goal is for students to see the world as it is from different points of view, to develop a strong sense of self and purpose, and to carry the ability to bring about positive change into their adult lives. Dr. Tatum has met with Gordon students, faculty and parents numerous times over the past twenty years as the school has pursued this approach.
The event is free and open to the public and will include a Q and A session. Please RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/btatum.