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Courageous Conversations: Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education


Mar 23, 2017 – 4:30 PM

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The students and faculty of Point Park University's Community Engagement Ph.D. Program are proud to announce the third installment of their new speakers series entitled, Courageous Conversations. The next event entitled, Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education, will feature keynote speakers, Dr. Aisha White and Medina Jackson, MSW. Aisha White, Ph.D. is an educator, racial awareness and human rights advocate, and public speaker. She is currently directing the work of the PRIDE (positive racial identity development in early education) project at the Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. White earned her Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications (minoring in Africana Studies), Master’s in Library Science, and PhD in Library and Information Science, all from the University of Pittsburgh.   Medina Jackson, MSW is a poet, spoken word and Hip Hop artist, blogger, proud mother and community educator and outreach coordinator for Ready Freddy: Pathways to Kindergarten Success, a project out of the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Child Development, working with 10 Pittsburgh Public Schools. Originally from South Berkeley, California, she moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work (Community Organization and Social Administration concentration) from the University of Pittsburgh.  We are humbled to have Dr. White and Ms. Jackson speak at Point Park University about the work they've been doing with P.R.I.D.E. Don't miss this informative event! Order of the Program Keynote/Q&A 4:30-5:30PM Reception 5:30-6:00PM For more information, please contact department Graduate Assistant, Kendra Ross at kjross@pointpark.edu.

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