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09/13/2017 Beverly Tatum

Why Are All The Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Campus Conversations About Race in the 21st Century

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Discussion to follow
Sage Chapel


Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College, author of the critically acclaimed book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race (1997), is a nationally recognized authority on racial issues and the psychology of racism in America. She argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential to enable communication across racial and ethnic divides. Join Dr. Tatum in identifying why faculty, staff, and students need to explore racial stereotypes and continue cross-racial dialogue. Dr. Tatum shares activities and discussions she has utilized to engage others in understanding their racial identity.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Engaged Cornell, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, and the Graduate School.

Please note that there may be photographers from the Center for Teaching Excellence at this event. The photos may appear on the CTE website or on our Twitter page. Contact if you do not wish to be photographed. Thank you.

Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672